Dani Pedrosa says he is unsure of what to expect when he gets back on the Repsol Honda for the 2010 MotoGP season finale at Valencia after struggling with fatigue in Portugal.
Pedrosa got as high as fifth before fading to an eighth place finish on his return to action at Estoril, the Spaniard complaining of numbness in his arm as he continues his recovery from a broken collarbone.
Returning to Clinica Dexeus for further scans, it was revealed that Pedrosa has no noticeable nerve damage, a positive that he is hoping will be evident during this weekend's event as he looks to consolidate his runners-up spot in the standings.
“In a couple of days I will get back on the bike again at Valencia and I really hope to feel better than I did on Sunday in Estoril,” Pedrosa, who won at Valencia in 2006 and 2009, said. “The last medical checks I had this week have shown that the nerves are not affected and this is positive, even though I'm feeling the same symptoms of numbness.
“I went to Clinica Dexeus to have an electromyography scan in my left arm from the neck to the hand. It showed that the nerves are OK, so I will continue having physiotherapy and I hope that gradually the lack of feeling passes.
“Despite the circumstances, I'm going to Valencia in a good mood because this is a track I love and the atmosphere there is always special. Last year we had a great race, so I want to get a good result regardless of my physical condition.”