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Pedrosa: “It’s not been a great start to the GP”

Pedrosa: “It’s not been a great start to the GP”

Third not enough for Dani Pedrosa as he struggles with rear grip issues at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana.

Recent rounds have seen Dani Pedrosa emerge as the standout performer of the MotoGP™ World Championship, taking victories in Japan and Malaysia. The Repsol Honda rider is aiming for another victory in Valencia and feels he has not started the weekend well, despite ending the opening day in third overall. As with several other Honda riders Pedrosa encountered issues with rear grip and much of the day was devoted to attempting to resolve this issue. It’s now a smaller issue, but will still need to be worked on during practice tomorrow.

A strong result in Qualifying will be critical as the tight and twisty Valencia circuit can be difficult to overtake on. Tyres, both front and rear, will also be critical over race distance and finding a setting that is kind to the tyres will be important. Pedrosa is determined to continue working hard on Saturday to improve all aspects of his Repsol Honda and keep pushing towards the front. Of all the riders in the premier class, Pedrosa has the best record with six wins.

Dani Pedrosa: ”Even though we finished third for the day, it’s not been a great start to the GP. My first feeling when I went out on track this morning was that we needed a bit more grip with the rear. We spent most of the day working on this issue and we must continue to work on the bike setup tomorrow to solve this small problem and to be faster for qualifying. I’m not sure how the race will play out at the moment, I’m just focusing on improving for tomorrow."

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, FP2, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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