Pedrosa describes ‘beautiful’ race at Jerez

Pedrosa describes ‘beautiful’ race in home country
Sunday, 5 May 2013

Dani Pedrosa was thrilled to have taken his second Jerez victory on Sunday afternoon, sealing his first race win of the 2013 MotoGP™ season from second on the grid.

The Spaniard - who many claimed had been under pressure to beat new teammate Marc Marquez following the latter’s early-career win last time out in Texas - put on a controlled display in Spain, passing Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo on the sixth lap before pulling away as the World Champion fought with Marquez.

"It was a beautiful race," Pedrosa smiled, having last won in Jerez in 2008. "I was able to ride the bike well, even though it was difficult because the tyres were really on the limit. I couldn't push too hard because of that, so I had to ride carefully.

"I was able to maintain a good advantage throughout the race and collect this win at home as a result. It was fantastic, especially seeing all the fans in the stands; this year we've had a lot of people come to watch this Grand Prix. I also want to say, ‘Happy Mothers' Day!’ to my mum and thanks to all my team - it's been a great day!"

Pedrosa, the championship runner-up of 2012, is now up to second position in the current riders’ standings. He sits just three points behind teammate Marquez.

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