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20 days ago
By motogp.com

Pedrosa: “The important thing is to do it in qualifying”

Friday’s fastest says he’s keeping his feet on the ground

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) has an awesome record at Brno spanning 11 podiums, of which two are MotoGP™ wins. The 2018 Czech GP began in much the same vein of form, too, as the three-time World Champion’s early season struggles disappeared to see him top of the pile and fastest by a tenth.

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Pedrosa: "I need to do it again tomorrow in qualifying"

“Today was positive,” begins Pedrosa, “especially in the afternoon because in the morning we did some warmups and were just checking the track and tyres. This afternoon, with the heat, we tried the hard tyres. So, the feeling is already quite positive. Then, at the end, we were able to improve the lap times with the soft. It’s important for me because I always struggle with the soft.”

Despite the good start, though, Pedrosa isn’t talking up the weekend too much. A veteran winner at the venue and a veteran campaigner, more proof of the pudding will come in qualifying and on Sunday.

“Today I had a good feeling and we can profit from it, but we have to keep on the same pace for tomorrow,” affirms the Spaniard. “I think I have to keep my feet on the ground at the moment. Sure, today we have a good feeling and we were able to achieve this result, but still it’s Friday and the important thing is to do it again tomorrow in qualifying.”

Pedrosa’s poles at Brno came in 2010 and 2011, and are added to a good number of front row starts for the Spaniard at the venue. Will another be added on Saturday? Find out from 14:10 (GMT +2).

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Pedrosa opens the second half on top at Brno

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