MotoGP » ‘Progress’ as Pedrosa seeks early pace


"It looks like we are now too weak at the beginning [of the race] and in qualifying" - Dani Pedrosa.

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Bradenws

May 06, 2014 2:33 AM

I'm starting to get just a little bit worried about Pedrosa's chances this year. If a Yamaha wasn't between him and Marquez I'd have some more faith at this point. Considering his lightness and precision, I'm beginning to wonder if the Yamaha would actually be a better weapon for him to take a championship. Still, I would like to think he has the ability to beat Marquez on the same machine. Come on, little guy -- he's pretty much forced me to become his fan.

Sachinmotogp

May 06, 2014 6:10 AM

dani's strong points like rocket launch from the line, getting away early are missing these days. if he could sort that out i think he can beat marquez... his weakness was dropping pace at the end which is missing this season too. lets hope he finds something.. at least for the championship's sake.

TrueFan

May 06, 2014 6:58 AM

Dani needs titanium elbow sliders to get some sparks flying...

People complain about his weight "advantage", but his (lack of) weight is also the reason he has traction problems.

He has made mistakes early in a couple of races this year, and had to work his way back. He can't do that if he wants to beat Marc. He also seems to be having more difficulty getting a setup that works for him, while Marquez is blitzing free practice. He's still in it, but Marquez is a front runner, so it will be difficult from here.

ProfessorX

May 06, 2014 9:09 PM
Last Edited 142 days ago

@Sachinmotogp

his weakness about dropping pace at the end of the race started last year, and it hasn't gone away, Dani just has to go slow during the race so his tires don't flake out at the end like they have been since the beginning of 2013. Dani's fast, his bike lacks the pace to get the job done, you might want to email "Repsol´s Sporting Sponsoring Director" about that one.

and yes, Dani had no issues with traction when he annihilated Lorenzo in the second half of 2012. Funny how he had traction issues the season after. Wonder if Nicky knows anything about Repsol punting the old guy off by the way side.

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