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22 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Pedrosa focused on feeling heading into Silverstone

Repsol Honda rider aiming to use post-Brno test ideas to get back on track in the UK

It is a tough season so far for Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), but the 3-time world champion is focused on information gathered in the one day official test following the Czech GP as the paddock heads north to Silverstone Circuit, with the Spaniard eager to chip away at more progress and find that as yet lacking feeling on the 2016 package. Pedrosa, who has had podium finishes earlier in the season despite his struggles, is the race lap holder at the UK venue and looks to use the track to kick start the latter half of his season - despite the threat of the UK weather and the challenge of setting up a MotoGP™ machine for the 5.9km former airfield.

Dani Pedrosa: "My main goal at the moment is to regain some confidence and feeling and then build upon that. The work we did during the Brno post-race test gave us a few ideas and we’ll see now if we’re able to start to find some more speed in the next races. Silverstone is a challenging venue with many changes of direction that require a lot of work on the bike’s settings. Another important topic is the weather, which is often quite unpredictable, and that also makes it demanding to set up the bike, to choose tyres and so on. The morning practices and the afternoon practice often give you different feelings. The track is very fast, quite winding, and it’s not easy. Once you get going though, things get better and everything gets more flowing on race day.”

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