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Pedrosa aiming to “finish the job” in Indy

Pedrosa aiming to “finish the job” in Indy

The Repsol Honda rider is on a mission to complete what he feels is unfinished business from last year’s race, having crashed when in the lead.

Dani Pedrosa is ready to go for a third win of the season at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this weekend, and if he repeats his form from last year’s race the Repsol Honda rider could well be celebrating on Sunday.

Pedrosa was incredibly strong at Indy last year as he topped both practice sessions and qualified in pole position. He was then leading the race when a fall on lap four ended his chances of victory as he placed tenth, but the knowledge that he can perform so well at the Brickyard has given the 24 year-old confidence ahead of this weekend.

“I’m going to Indianapolis in a very good mood and I’m feeling ready to finish the job we weren’t able to complete in the race there last time,” said Pedrosa, who finished second at Brno in the previous round. “I felt really comfortable riding in Indy last year. I was on top of the timesheets from the first practice, I took pole position and the only mistake I made was in the race. So I hope this time we can put together a strong weekend and take another good result.”

“We were fast and consistent at the last race in Brno and we’ll be aiming to get straight back on that pace again this weekend. It will be important, as always, to establish a good machine setting quickly on Friday, and I think we have a useful base from last year that will help us to find the right direction straight away. We were ready to win again in Brno and this will be our goal in Indianapolis too. I feel very good racing in the States because the support I get from the fans is always very positive. So I’m really looking forward to get out there.”

Pedrosa is second in the overall Championship standings at present, 77 points behind leader and rival Jorge Lorenzo.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2010, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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