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Pedrosa reflects on a disappointing first day at Motegi

Pedrosa reflects on a disappointing first day at Motegi

Low temperatures were on everybody`s mind during the first free practice session at Motegi as the riders prepare for the Japanese GP, a race that will be held this weekend at the Circuit of Motegi.

There was little grip for the bikes and this combined with the cold weather and cold tarmac meant that Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa was not tempted to take any risks on the first day of practice.

Dani Pedrosa, who has gone to the Japanese GP in a much better condition after the injury and operation on his left leg, did not have a good start to the weekend. The lack of a good set up on his motorbike prevented him from reaching the level needed to be competitive in this first free practice, and he finished in a disappointing eleventh position.

Dani Pedrosa

“It’s exciting to be back at Motegi for Honda’s home race, though we didn’t get as far forward today as we would have liked. We went in the wrong direction with our set-up for this practice, which meant that we couldn’t get as far forward on the timesheets as we should be. It looks like it’s going to be raining tomorrow so perhaps we won’t so much more set-up time if the race is dry, but still, we’ll continue to work on the settings and see how things pan out tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2009, POLINI GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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