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Pedrosa loses further ground at Brno

The Repsol Honda rider cannot turn his Czech Grand Prix pole position into anything more than a second place as he loses out to Jorge Lorenzo again.
Dani Pedrosa admits he is slightly disappointed at being unable to take the fight to Jorge Lorenzo in the Czech Grand Prix, but was otherwise satisfied to be back on the podium.

The Brno pole man led into the first corner but cautious braking into turn three enabled both Lorenzo and Ben Spies to overtake him. Although he secured second back off Spies shortly afterwards, he was unable to do anything more than stay close to Lorenzo.

Eventually fading as the race wore on, Pedrosa maintained second position to the chequered flag to improve his identical placing in the overall standings.

“It's good to be back on the podium after the crash at the last race at Laguna Seca so I'm happy about this. My start was good and I was in first place through the first corner but in the first left-hander I was a little bit too concerned about my tyre temperature and braked too early, which allowed Ben and Jorge to get past.

“When I was in second place behind Jorge again I was trying as hard as possible to stay close, which I could do for a few laps, but for some reason I wasn't quite able to go as fast as yesterday - I had quite a lot of wheelspin and was struggling to get good drive out of the corners. I tried to adjust my riding to improve this but Jorge was gradually able to open the gap.

“So it wasn't the best result for us, but still the podium is ok and we can build on this result. After the test we go to Indianapolis and I was strong there last year - despite the mistake in the race - so I'm confident we can be competitive again at the next race.”

Pedrosa is now 77 points adrift of Lorenzo in the standings.

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August 16, 2010 11:40 AM

It's a bit of a gap in the points at the front now. Dani seems to be the guy closest to being able to challenge Jorge though. Good to see him on the podium again after Laguna. To be honest after his good qualifying form I thought he might run away with the race but it wasn't to be. Just shows how quick Jorge is at the moment.

Jon Don Letoy - Unregistered

August 16, 2010 11:41 AM

All Bikes seems struggling and moving a lot, but that's not the case with Jorge, I wonder what's his special recipe... Hats off to him. Dani, there's always another time..always. Keep up the good work, otherwise it just a one horse race.

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