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Dani Pedrosa - Q&A

"I hope so. Now I have a few days to recover and recharge, which is the most important thing. We hope to be in top physical condition for the second half of the season, which starts with three races in a row. It is important to be physically fit, in order to be able to take things full-on over those three weeks."

Q:
Dani Pedrosa will be World Champion in 2013 if ...

Dani Pedrosa:
"If I manage to ride every race well and not make mistakes. The important thing is to maintain a high level and keep it up until the end of the year. That can give you the Championship."

Q:
Your plans for this summer? Physiotherapy and some time off?

Dani Pedrosa:
"Yes, above all I will take the opportunity to do recovery work and see how the injury heals. We have a recovery plan that will be adapted as things improve. We will play it by ear. At the same time, I will try to disconnect, as this second half of the season will be very intense -so I will have a little fun now."

Q:
Of the different countries you visit, where do you think the fans are most passionate - besides Spain?

Dani Pedrosa:
"In America, motorcycling has many fans. They treat all the riders equally, which is great. But the passion that exists in Europe for motorcycles is unparalleled."

Q:
Where is better to watch the races: At the circuit or on television?

Dani Pedrosa:
"From the circuit! It's the only way to understand the magnitude of the speed and intensity that exists in this sport. Watching the races on TV you can always look and say 'but why isn't he passing?' At the circuit you see and appreciate why things happen, how fast the bikes go, how hard it is physically and the short distances between riders. In person you really understand the reality of the sport."

Q:
Do you identify with any sportsman?

Dani Pedrosa:
"Every sportsman is different, but it is true that there are similarities. Although I do not identify with anyone in particular, I have great respect for Andres Iniesta. He has sporting values that I like: Discipline, sincerity, manners and respect. He's a person who has character and always plays by the rules of the game. These values are the ones I like to see in an athlete."

Q:
What do you like to do to unwind?

Dani Pedrosa:
"I suppose, like everyone, I like to have fun and good times with friends and family. Riding a bike or driving a kart, windsurfing or things like that are great, but it's a question of disconnecting. These days are for resting, eating well and having a good time -nothing special, just living in the moment."



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TalentFan

July 31, 2013 1:54 PM

"8 years on a Repsol Honda with nothing to show for it yet. Good job he's likeable." Apart of course from consistent podiums and wins and having amassed huge points reliably every season for Honda's Manufacturer WC. Always a contender, evn if the biggest prize of a riders WC has eluded him (& with better luck that might well have been different). Nothing to show for it? Hardly.



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