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Pedrosa hurt at Losail.

Dani Pedrosa's pre-season preparations have suffered a worrying setback after the Repsol Honda rider was stretchered away from a Monday night test accident in Qatar with hand and leg injuries.

The team is yet to officially comment on his condition, but initial medical reports indicate slight damage to his hand, but also suggest he has re-opened the left knee injury for which he underwent surgery in December.

Pedrosa finished last month's Sepang test one day early in order to rest that knee, which he injured on the first lap of the Australian Grand Prix.

The Spaniard previously injured his hand and leg when he fell from the lead of the wet 2008 German Grand Prix. Pedrosa was also leading the 2008 world championship at the time of the accident but eventually slipped back to third in the title chase.

Pedrosa, the only rider to win a race on the RC212V, began the 2008 MotoGP season injured, after falling during testing at Sepang.


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DeadLock - Unregistered

March 02, 2009 11:15 PM

This is probably not the time for another discussion about Pedrosa's supposed weight advantage, but if there was really such a big advantage to being small do you not think there would be a lot of equally small riders queuing up to take his place. They are not though which seems to suggest it not a advantage on a motogp bike. People who actually know what there talking about such as Randy Mamola and Wayne Gardner even suggest his small height coupled with his slender build is a big disadvantage in fighting the bike and other riders on track, and is one of the reasons he will struggle to take the title.



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