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Pedrosa: “I took my time to adjust to the Michelin tyres"

Pedrosa: “I took my time to adjust to the Michelin tyres'

Dani Pedrosa spent most of the first day of a private test in Jerez adapting to the Michelin tyres at a track he hasn't ridden since 2014.

Pedrosa took advantage of dry and sunny conditions at the Circuito de Jerez to test the 2016 Honda engine back to back with the 2015 version, alongside working on the electronics package for next season and adapting to the new Michelin tyres. Pedrosa, who missed the race here at Jerez this year due to injury, managed 56 laps and his fastest time was 1:’40.12. He had a small crash on the last exit in the final corner, but escaped unhurt.

Dani Pedrosa: “It’s been a good first day, despite the crash at the end where I was a little strong on the braking and lost the front in the last corner. I was a little slower today as I’ve not ridden here since the 2014 race, so I took my time to adjust to the Michelin tyres and this bike at this track. I was comparing the different engines but also working on settings as I had no data from the race this year. We tried to do the best job possible today, for sure it was more of a setup day, tomorrow we will work on the engines, tyres and electronics in more detail."

MotoGP, 2016, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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