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Pedrosa: It could be worse

"Even though I had two crashes I wasn't injured and I didn't feel pain during the race today. This means we can quickly put this weekend behind us."
The first lap of Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone saw Dani Pedrosa launch an all-out attack on race and title leader Jorge Lorenzo.

Pedrosa, winner at Mugello to arrive at round five 25 points from Lorenzo, twice took the lead - but twice Lorenzo snatched it back and by the end of the lap Pedrosa was down to fourth.

That marked the start of steadily decline for the Spaniard, who took the chequered flag in eighth – his worst result of the season – and has slipped from second to third in the standings, five points behind Repsol Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso and 42 behind Lorenzo.

“Well, eighth is obviously a disappointing result because we were looking quite strong here yesterday and I was confident,” admitted Pedrosa. “However, we were lacking some grip from the beginning of the race and we couldn't replicate the pace we were able to achieve in practice.

“The rear was spinning and sliding quite a lot and the front was pushing which meant that, even though I was pushing really hard, I wasn't able to maintain my pace. It was frustrating because I could see the riders in front and I could stay with them but it was impossible to fight for position.

“The one positive thing from the weekend is that even though I had two crashes I wasn't injured and I didn't feel pain during the race today. This means we can quickly put this weekend behind us and move on to the next races - the first one being Assen next weekend.

“I'd like to thank the team because they worked really hard this weekend and had to rebuild the bike twice.”



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anon 1 - Unregistered

June 21, 2010 2:43 PM

It wasn't 1 or 2 small problems that he had during the race. If he can't brake into corners or get out of them quick enough, what can he do? crash to prove that the bike was not working? It was clear that he was fighting a lot and not being able to ride the bike like he wanted/needed. In such a long track as Silverstone one slide in each corner means a lot of time lost in each lap. In Silverstone like in Jerez, Pedrosa showed that he is willing to fight for positions. Hopefully he can bounce back and get back up there to make the championship a bit more interesting. Lets hope Dovi and Stoner come along also! Good luck to Pedrosa!

Darkwaknight

June 21, 2010 12:25 PM

I like Danni and think he is (proven) one of the best riders of a generation but me thinks the 2 crashes affected him alittle too much, that and that Honda seems to be very fickle for him.. Onwards and upwards his fight at the begining was a joy and a reminder of the Danni of old, here is to hoping that him a Jorge can make a season of it I would hate to see everyrace like the total domination we have seen in the last 2.. Jorge was in another world today and it looked EASY!!



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