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Pedrosa: “Today was a difficult day”

Pedrosa: “Today was a difficult day”

A difficult Saturday at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix for Dani Pedrosa as winds pick up.

It was a difficult start to Saturday proceedings for Dani Pedrosa as problems limited his progress in FP3 where he ended down in 18th. Fortunately the Repsol Honda rider’s performance on Friday had already guaranteed him a place in the Q2 session. Pedrosa’ luck improved in FP4 and he was able to participate without any issues. As a whole, Saturday saw the winds increase which pushed many of the riders wide on track, sudden gusts of wind unsettling the front end of the bikes. It all came together in Qualifying for Pedrosa who set a 0.348 to secure fourth on the grid.

Both Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) set identical times of 1’28.680, meaning Pedrosa was just 0.032s shy of a front row start. The last two MotoGP™ World Championship rounds have seen Pedrosa emerge as a serious threat, able to take second and victory. Phillip Island has never been a strong track for the Repsol Honda rider, having only claimed two podiums at the Australian circuit since joining the premier class in 2006.

Dani Pedrosa: “Today was a difficult day, especially in the morning. It was quite cold and very windy, and I had problems in FP3, which did not go well. FP4 went somewhat better, although my pace was still not amongst the fastest. However, in the qualifying session we managed to improve a lot, finally setting a good lap time and qualifying well."

MotoGP, 2015, PRAMAC AUSTRALIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Q2, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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