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Pedrosa disappointed to 'waste' Czech GP

Dani Pedrosa says he is frustrated to have crashed out of the Czech Republic Grand Prix having proven himself the man to beat heading into the race.
Dani Pedrosa has apologised to his Repsol Honda team for the mistake that saw him crash out of the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno, an unsatisfying end to an otherwise strong weekend.

The Spaniard had been the form man through the weekend, topping every dry session and starting the race from pole position, but just as he had snatched the lead from Jorge Lorenzo on lap three, he crashed into retirement.

A bitter blow for Pedrosa, who has been in impressive form since returning from injury, he admits the result is a setback for his momentum, not least because everything had been going to plan up to that point.

"It was a shame,” he said. “I lost the front and I crashed, that was it! I was not even pushing so hard, I just took the lead and, well I may have tilted the bike too much, maybe the tyre was not warm enough, still I don't know. The problem is that I've wasted an important race that we had prepared for very well.

“I have to thank the team for the bike they gave me this weekend, it worked really well, and I will tell them I'm sorry for the mistake. It hurts because we were well prepared and finally the race was quite slow compared to the pace we did in practice sessions, but we cannot do anything, just think towards the next one and try to get back on top.”



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Naz,Simo is in his 2nd full year in MotoGP so is NOT a rookie,but he is still making rookie mistakes. Dani has already stated that he was not pushing too hard before the crash.Who are we to argue? It was just a racing incident nothing more nothing less.How many riders have we seen lose the front end going into a bend like that? There is not one single rider on the grid who has not had an identical crash at some time or another.It is just a pity it happened to Dani yesterday.

hoppy

August 15, 2011 12:33 PM

Well i too thought that Dani had pushed too early and crashed,but not according to Dani himself.He said he wasnt pushing too hard so i retract my statement from yesterday.It just seems that the front end washed out for some reason,an accident that can befall anyone at any time.It must have been very frustrating for him though after the solid performance he had been putting in all weekend.All that hard work for nothing.But there you go,thats racing for you.



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