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Pedrosa: I won't give up

Dani Pedrosa admits it will be tough to beat Jorge Lorenzo to the MotoGP title
Dani Pedrosa admits it is proving to be difficult to compete with Jorge Lorenzo in the fight for the 2010 MotoGP title.

Lorenzo leads the standings by 72 points after his victory at Laguna Seca, with Pedrosa currently second behind his fellow Spaniard.

“This season my performance has been up and down,” Pedrosa said during a visit to the Indonesian capital Jakarta, “which is not the best way to win the title.

“Lorenzo performs consistently and has a great bike. There are nine races left but it is difficult. However my team and I never give up and we will keep going to try and get closer.”

Pedrosa admits he has been left with mixed feeling after failing to score at Lagune Seca. The Honda rider led the race before falling from the lead – which has reduced his chance of beating Lorenzo to the crown.

“This year I started racing with lower performances,” he said. “After that I could compete but it is still hard to be on top. I tried to push Lorenzo but after the incident at Laguna Seca, it has become harder.

“I had great racing in Germany. I could beat Lorenzo but he and Yamaha are still strong. Not that I lost my motivation in United States - I have motivation the all time.”

Pedrosa revealed that he is keen to remain with Honda for next season when Casey Stoner moves over to join the team from Ducati and Gemma Roders, marketing manager of Honda Racing, said Pedrosa's future will probably be decided in August.

“It's too early to talk about negotiations,” she said. “We have not talked about that, probably in August. We are confident Pedrosa will stay because we want him and he wants us.”

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July 28, 2010 6:24 PM

Its all bout people's perception bout Dani like bout Stoner, if people can agree he's a rocket starter n escaper, how can he be a bad rider...!? He doesn't even have a very strong advantage over others like the tires or machinery. Problem (unluckily) with Dani is, on an uncompetitive RCV he manages a podium position. So wid the same machine he leads couple of initial laps so dat makes others feel like he's a looser coz the bikes on a superior machinery ve gone past him. Why is he unable to get caught wen his machine is working at his best! This guy is a struggler rather den a loser unlike Dovi or NH who just bring home their bike n never try too hard on a weaker machine which Dani manages to do almost each time. People hate Dani more than Dovi..dono why? Just waiting for Honda to deliver him a competitive machine to fly on.

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July 29, 2010 12:26 AM

People in Crash doesn't seem to really watch the race.. Dani is giving his 100% every race on a not so 100% bike. You can prove it from other Honda Riders, Dovi, Randy, the Gresini boys. The RC212v machine is good but not as good as the M1, even the commentators praise the M1 for its smooth and stable ride as demonstrated by Lorenzo who seems to win effortlessly, unlike Dani who wrestle the bike to win or get on the Podium. And why all the hate for Dani? currently he is the only one capable of winning on that bike. Dani is better than Dovi, fact is fact.. Dovi has a head start on Ohlins, while Dani is still adjusting on the Ohlins every race. even the engineers say their data is cont.......

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