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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) got his first podium of the season last time out in Texas, making another bit of history as the rider with the third most consecutive seasons of podium finishes - after only Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). As the paddock returns to home turf, Pedrosa is looking to add another rostrum finish if not better - already a multiple winner at Jerez and rookie podium finisher in 2006.
A very different prospect to the Circuit of the Americas, the Andalusian venue is one the team have tested at earlier this year - and the three-time World Champion is gunning for another step forward and some more progress in front of his fan club and home crowd.
Dani Pedrosa: "Jerez is a track that I like a lot. It has a bit of everything: tight corners, fast corners, changes of direction, some ‘wheelie areas.’ One of my best memories there is when I made my debut in MotoGP (2006) and I finished on the podium. I hope to keep the momentum from Austin and to continue the progress, improving our bike setup more, especially in maintaining a fast rhythm and faster lap time. Now we know more about the bike, what we need to improve, and what changes we have to make on the setup, so we definitely look forward to taking another step in Jerez. My fan club will be there and we want to have another good weekend in front of them and all our fans!"
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