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Pedrosa: “It was a bad day”

Pedrosa: “It was a bad day”

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa admits not everything went to plan at the Motul TT Assen as he has to settle for eighth in the race.

Pedrosa crossed the line in eighth after a disastrous start left him to battle through the pack at the Dutch GP. The Spaniard remains tenth in the championship standings after a difficult day at the office.

Dani Pedrosa: "It was a bad day. I had a very strange crash in the morning: I was going straight, braking, and the tires were already up to temperature - but I lost the front without warning. Unfortunately the bike was damaged, then I took off my glove and saw I had cut my finger but I was still able to return for the race. I had to use my second bike and I had a problem with it, because when I released the clutch at the start the bike did not react. I had to release it completely and began to slide. I went from fourth to thirteenth and I lost many positions, but in addition I also had a problem with the brakes. I tried to adjust it but I could not control the bike under braking. It was very difficult to adapt, but in the end I managed to make up some places. However, I couldn’t brake well and on the last lap Crutchlow took me out on the chicane and I lost more positions."


MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, RAC, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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