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21 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Pedrosa looks back over Brno visit

Repsol Honda rider reviews the Monday test and the GP weekend

Spanish veteran Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) finished Monday’s test at Brno seventh with a time of 1’56.857 on lap 29 of 43, having tried a number of settings and electronic solutions - and a new swingarm.

Having completed Sunday’s race in the Czech Republic outside the top ten in the torrential conditions, Pedrosa was looking to make progress in the post-GP outing and he remained upbeat about his test findings.

Dani Pedrosa: “We went out late as the track conditions weren’t good and we wouldn’t have understood if the work we did was good or not. Finally, we were able to start and we focused our work on trying to clarify the direction we want to follow for the setup in the coming races. Basically we tried to regroup and to find some new ideas to regain some confidence. We also tried a new swingarm and now we’ll analyse everything in order to build upon what we have understood. We didn’t test the new Michelin front tyres as our priorities at this moment were different, but we’ll definitely try them in the next test.”

Pedrosa, who has a good record in the wet but has so far struggled to find the right feeling in 2016, is still looking for the solutions – both in the wet, and in drier conditions.

Dani Pedrosa: “Actually I didn’t have the right feeling on the wet while normally I’m quite fast in the rain. Since the change they made in the front rain tyre after Assen I have been struggling a lot to be fast and my main problem was that the wheel locked when I was braking. That meant that I couldn’t use the front brake to stop the bike, I was forced to stop the bike a lot with the engine but obviously I was very slow and I had no chance. We never cease working hard, hopefully we will come out with a solution both for the dry and the wet.”

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