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Pedrosa: "I have good memories at Misano"

The number 26 arrives on the stage of his stunning 2016 win

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) has had seven podiums in the last ten races, and a win in the bag from Jerez. That’s good reading for the number 26 as the paddock touches down in Misano, where he took an unassailable victory in 2016 – becoming the eighth different winner of the season from eighth on the grid.

Highlights: Pedrosa's perfect race in Misano

He’ll be wanting to do it again this year, and the stakes are even higher as he sits 35 points off the Championship lead held by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Not so far at all – and to add to his heroics last season, he’s also had pole at Misano twice and took victory in 2010. The Repsol Honda Team also had a positive test at the venue ahead of the British GP - so the forecast looks bright for the 'Baby Samurai'.

There’s also one extra stat for Pedrosa at the #SanMarinoGP: he’ll be making his 194th premier class start, which takes him level with compatriot Carlos Checa on the all-time list in sixth as the two Spanish riders to have started more top level races than anyone else in history.

Dani Pedrosa: “I’m looking forward to the Misano race and it's a track I like. There are always a lot of fans there, and an incredible atmosphere. I have good memories there and I've enjoyed some strong results, so I hope to be able to work well in every session. A couple of weeks ago we had a test there that went quite well, and hopefully that will help us to get things going in the right direction right from the beginning of the weekend.”