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Pedrosa: “Phillip Island can be tricky”

Pedrosa: “Phillip Island can be tricky”

A resurgent Dani Pedrosa is ready to fight hard at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and carry his momentum onward.

In both Aragon and Japan Dani Pedrosa was born again, gone was the Repsol Honda rider who had struggled with arm pump for the majority of the season, replaced with the Pedrosa that pushed Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) for the 2012 title. An incredible charge saw the Spaniard close down a gap of almost nine seconds to continue his form from the Aragon GP to claim his first win of the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship season, Pedrosa has won at least a single race every year since 2002. The 2014 edition of the Australian GP saw Pedrosa fail to finish when he was hit by Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) at the Honda hairpin, resulting in a bent rear rim.

With victory in Japan, Pedrosa moves to fifth in world championship standings, just two points ahead of Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and four ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) as the trio look set to battle hard for fifth. Pedrosa has never won the Australian GP in the premier class, his last victory coming in 2005 while in the 250cc class. His best MotoGP™ finish came in 2013 when he was second, one of only two times he has taken to the Phillip Island podium in the premier class.

Dani Pedrosa: “It was a great result in Motegi, after a difficult weekend. I am feeling really positive and we have good momentum as we head to Australia for the next race. Phillip Island can be tricky due to the weather conditions so we will work hard and try to get a good qualifying position. It’s difficult to know how the race will play out and we will have to see how our bike works there this year. Anyway we will be fighting hard and hope to be on the podium again!"

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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