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Pedrosa: “We’ll try and give our best”

Pedrosa: “We’ll try and give our best”

An optimistic Dani Pedrosa arrives in Jerez ready to get back out on one of his favourite tracks on the calendar.

Round three of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship was a difficult one for Dani Pedrosa as he crashed at Turn 1 in Texas, taking Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) down with him. The weekend ended in guilt and disappointment for Pedrosa but before that he had made steps forward with his Honda. His Repsol Honda Team teammate Marc Marquez has proven the bike is capable of winning races and Pedrosa in now ready to start pushing for podiums and wins and is hopeful of doing so at one of his favourite tracks. Arm pump surgery in 2015 saw Pedrosa miss the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, but he’s now fully fit and ready to begin working hard from Free Practice 1.

Since joining the premier class in 2006, Dani Pedrosa has never missed the podium in Jerez in a race he has started, an incredible record. Along with nine podiums, Pedrosa took victory in 2008 and 2013. Another podium in 2016 would be Pedrosa’s 102nd podium finish in the blue ribbon class, the second most of any rider in history.

Dani Pedrosa: “I’m looking forward to racing in Jerez as it’s one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, and I particularly missed it not being able to race there last year. We’ll try and give our best in front of our fans, starting the race weekend with a positive mood after the promising feeling we had at the last race, even if it had an unfortunate ending. I believe we could have fought for second place in Texas, so we must start from that and work hard beginning with FP1 on Friday.”

MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPAÑA, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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