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Pedrosa: “Luckily I'm fine”

Pedrosa: “Luckily I'm fine”

A fall for Dani Pedrosa at Turn 4 brought out the red flag, but the Repsol Honda Team rider escaped injury.

It was another wet start to testing at Phillip Island, but conditions improved and within a few hours riders were out lapping in dry and sunny conditions. Making the most of the dry track time, Dani Pedrosa completed 55 laps aboard his Repsol Honda Team machine but suffered a small crash at Turn 4. While the red flag was brought out, Pedrosa was unharmed and was back on track 40 minutes later. A best time of 1’29.917 saw the Spaniard end as just one of ten riders under the 1’30 barrier.

Dani Pedrosa: “Today I had a crash at Turn 4, but luckily I'm fine. I was setting good times and improving on that run, but when I was trying to brake a little harder, I lost the front and crashed. I changed bikes to continue tyre testing and, although it had a different setup, I think the positive thing is that we gathered data that will be useful for our engineers in terms of chassis and engine information. We still don’t have a clear setup, but we understand many aspects of the behavior of the bike that will help us find a good base for every circuit. Despite the gap on the timesheets, it's been a positive day, because we know that this is a track where I struggle a bit compared with others and we have worked hard, which has allowed us to obtain a lot of data.”

MotoGP, 2016, PHILLIP ISLAND MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T2, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, #AusTest

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