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Pedrosa disappointed with Silverstone result

Pedrosa disappointed with Silverstone result

Despite registering his third consecutive podium finish Dani Pedrosa was ultimately disappointed to end the race behind championship rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.

The Repsol Honda rider sensed an opportunity to reduce the gap in the standings to an injured Marquez and was hopeful of beating Lorenzo, although in truth Pedrosa never looked 100% throughout the weekend at a track where his record is not great.

Silverstone is one of just three circuits on the current MotoGP calendar, along with Losail (Qatar) and Austin, where Pedrosa has not had a Grand Prix win in any class.

Starting fifth on the grid Pedrosa was unable to make one of his trademark flying starts and had to get past Stefan Bradl, Alvaro Bautista and Valentino Rossi in the early stages, before joining frontrunners Lorenzo and Marquez.

Although Pedrosa pushed his rivals hard he was never truly able to join the battled for the race lead and eventually crossed the finishing line third, 1.5s behind winner Lorenzo.

“I'm disappointed with the result today,” stated Pedrosa as he reviewed the race. “I rode well but got a bad start and conceded a lot of seconds on the opening two laps, so I had to really push in order to recover ground. I gradually caught up with Marc and Jorge, but I wore my tyres out in the process and at the end of the race I lacked grip on the right-hand corners.”

He added, “I tried to calm down and slow my pace in order to lower the tyre temperature, although finally I wasn't able to match their performance. That meant that when I attempted to pass the bike slid out a lot and I was unable to really get involved in the fight for the win. I will have to give it another go at Misano.”

Pedrosa remains second in the World Championship standings, 30 points behind Marquez and nine points ahead of Lorenzo. He is without a race win since Le Mans and will hope he can recapture the form which saw him win four of the last six races of 2012, as the current season nears its conclusion.

MotoGP, 2013, HERTZ BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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