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Pedrosa Blog: Hello again Doha!

Pedrosa Blog: Hello again Doha!

In his latest blog Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa looks ahead to the opening round of the 2016 MotoGP™ season in Qatar.

Hi everyone! The World Championship is finally starting!

We’re already on our way to Qatar. We’ve just had a few days in which I could take it easy and enjoy the company of my family and friends. All of the traveling we do makes it hard to find the opportunity and it’s always important to spend time with them. And to train hard, of course. These were the last few days to get ready for the start of the World Championship.

This time is also great because it’s when you can do things that you like. In my case, for example, I love to ride my bicycle for miles.

But now it’s time to concentrate and forget about other things. We’re facing a journey that’s not as long as other GP races. It’s six hours by plane, which isn’t too much. I mean, it’s not Australia, or Argentina, or the USA.

I’d like to tell you something about Doha… but when we get there it will be Tuesday night, so we’re going straight to the hotel. The next day there’s a press conference and then on Thursday we start practicing… In other words, there is hardly any time to take a walk or get to know new places in the city.

But at least from the hotel we can see views of Doha’s main street, which is like a seaside promenade, and the skyscraper area. They’re truly spectacular views, but it’s practically the only thing I have time to see.

We’ll arrive at the Grand Prix with the results from the tests, which will apparently be useful, but is something that we can’t know until we try out the course. I hope the work we did will help us get ahead and we can have a good race.

Many of you ask how riding is affected at nighttime. The truth is that it hardly makes a difference. The visibility is very good, first-rate. There are no problems with this, and we’ve been competing in this GP race for so many years that we’re used to it. We ride with absolute normality.

Best wishes and many thanks for all your support. Let’s hope I can give you a good result in the first GP of the season.


MotoGP, 2016, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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