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Pedrosa confident of maintaining momentum

Dani Pedrosa heads to Silverstone looking to firm up his status as a title challenger following his Mugello success.
Dani Pedrosa is confident he can maintain the momentum built up from his dominant victory last time out at Mugello as he heads to Silverstone for the first time in his career.

Pedrosa moved into the position of title chaser in Italy after claiming his first victory of the season, but he – like his MotoGP counterparts – head into unknown territory this weekend as the British Grand Prix switches from Donington Park to Silverstone.

Nonetheless, while the Spaniard says Friday practice will be crucial to learning the circuit – which has a revised layout for 2010 -, he is hopeful of another strong weekend.

“We arrive at Silverstone in good shape after the victory in Mugello,” the Repsol Honda rider said. “We had a very good weekend in Italy and myself and the team need to make the most of it to maintain this momentum.

“I cannot say much about Silverstone. I've seen some races on video from the past to check the circuit a little bit, but they have made some changes and I think the layout is also a bit different compared to Formula One, so we will need to find out for ourselves. From what I've seen I can say it's a fast circuit, high speed overall, with many right-hand corners which are taken with the throttle open.

“It looks like an old-fashioned circuit, maybe comparable to Assen before they shortened it. We will start on Friday without prior knowledge, but it's the same for everyone so I hope we can adapt as quickly as possible to prepare for the race.

“We will have three races in a row now - Britain, Holland and Catalunya - and it will be very important not to make mistakes and to maintain consistency in the results.”

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June 14, 2010 4:12 PM

No questioning Dani about the momentum.Honda have turned it around.Even the satellite riders looked very strong in Mugello.On to another apparently very fast track. Consistent podiums at the next three rounds will prove critical to any rider's title aspirations for sure.

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