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Pedrosa Blog: Assen always brings me back good memories

In his latest blog Dani Pedrosa looks ahead to racing at Assen, the scene of his first GP victory back in 2002.

Hey everybody,

Here I am writing another weekly blog update for you although this week there hasn’t been much going on to tell you about. I’ve spent the last few days training and trying to focus on relaxing and preparing for the Assen race. I was close to home, and as for the weather we had a bit of everything, but I still managed to do some training. And after securing a podium position in the Montmelo race and feeling motivated across the track, I’m now looking forward to competing in the Dutch Grand Prix.

It was in this exact same circuit where I claimed my first victory back in 2002...

Time just flies by! It was in this exact same circuit where I claimed my first victory back in 2002. We’re talking about 14 years ago! You can probably just imagine the fond memories I have of this circuit, and they’ll sure be with me throughout the weekend. On Friday, we’ll be off to an enthusiastic start, eager to take on the practice sessions.

This year, the Dutch Grand Prix will be on a Sunday which will be slightly unusual for the riders who are used to getting here on Tuesdays and racing on Saturdays. We’ll be on the move tomorrow, and the event should be like any other Grand Prix. It’s a shame that we won’t get back home on Saturday and at least have another Sunday off, but that won’t really matter as long as I do well in the race.

The question of the week from 93.88María
What do you do when you get home after a race?

Hi María,

First I unpack. Then I listen to some music to help me relax and forget all the stress of traveling and racing.

All the best,

Dani Pedrosa