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Pedrosa: “We need more time”

Pedrosa: “We need more time”

Dani Pedrosa says his team needs more time to assess the Honda 2016 engine due to the changes to the ECU for 2016.

Repsol Honda’s Pedrosa finished the Valencia test third on the overall timesheets after spending Wednesday working on the new Michelin tyres and with the 2016 Magneti Marelli software. Pedrosa set a 1’31.180 on lap 30 out of a total of 60 on Wednesday to finish just 0.120s behind his teammate Marc Marquez at the top of the timesheets.

Dani Pedrosa: “This test went well and we’ve been really lucky with the weather! Overall, we’ve had two days that have been useful for gaining confidence with the new tyres and getting a first impression with working with the new electronics. Since we introduced these electronics, we have realised that there are some serious problems and we have tried to understand them. Last night the entire team worked very late to have a better setup for today. We also tested the new engine, but right now - with the electronics as they are - it is very difficult to evaluate it properly. We need more time in order to go to the next test with a good foundation, one that allows us to obtain better information about the new engine."

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