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Pedrosa: “Today we had the first practice sessions”

Pedrosa: “Today we had the first practice sessions”

Another strong day for Dani Pedrosa who ends Friday at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix in second.

The Malaysian GP is the most physically demanding circuit on the MotoGP™ World Championship calendar with soaring temperatures and crushing humidity, but Dani Pedrosa proved that his arm is fully healed and no longer an issue as he ended the opening day in second. He had led the way in Free Practice One, but as the final ten minutes of Free Practice Two became a pre-qualifying shootout, Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) just edged out Pedrosa by 0.047s. The Repsol Honda rider remains confident of being able to challenge for the front row and the podium come race day.

Tyre choice will be critical for Sunday and continued work assessing the variety of compounds will be Pedrosa’s main focus on Saturday. Twice the Spaniard has won the Malaysian GP in the premier class and also has a plethora of other podiums, he’s eager to continue to grow that collection on Sunday. Pedrosa could become a key player in the title battle as tension continues to rise with just two races remaining.

Dani Pedrosa: “Today we had the first practice sessions in Sepang and we focused our work on tyre testing and setting up the bike. We mainly used the day to see what shape the track was in and understand if the testing we did here in the Winter would be a help to us or not, and now we need to continue analysing with the team to see which is the most suitable race tyre for Sunday."

MotoGP, 2015, SHELL MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, FP2, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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