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24 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Pedrosa: “The whole weekend has been quite difficult”

…but the gap to the top of the standings remains the same, with some positives to take from Silverstone

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) is taking the positives following a tough British GP, with the number 26 enduring a difficult Friday and going through Q1 before qualifying in seventh and eventually crossing the line in P7 on Sunday, too. But the improvement in pace was almost a second o race day, and the progress made was one big positive. Another is that the gap to the top of the standings didn’t take a hit, with teammate and previous leader Marc Marquez suffering a mechanical issue and unable to finish.

Pedrosa had been on a run of seven podiums in the last nine races before Silverstone and will now look to continue that trend at Misano – where he destroyed the field in 2016 for a historic win, entering the record books as having taken at least one win a year for 16 consecutive seasons.

Dani Pedrosa, P7: “The whole weekend has been quite difficult for us at this track, but the team tried to give me the best bike possible and I tried to do my best in the race. I really gave it my all and actually my pace was better than in the practices, almost one second faster compared to the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to stay with the front group, but I’ll take the positive part—the fact that we managed to improve a little. We have the same gap to the top in the Championship, so we’ll put this race behind us and work to be stronger and to fight at the front in the next races.”

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