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Pedrosa delighted with Indy second

"We didn't expect to have the pace to race with Ben and Casey so to finish second is unbelievable for me" - Dani Pedrosa.
An excellent start from fourth on the grid saw Dani Pedrosa lead the first six laps of Sunday's Indianapolis MotoGP, before being passed by Repsol Honda team-mate Casey Stoner.

But by then Pedrosa had pulled far enough away from a recovering Ben Spies to take a safe second place at the flag.

“Actually, I'm very, very happy because yesterday in qualifying, I was one-second behind Casey. One second a lap is a lot. We didn't expect to have the pace to race with Ben and Casey so to finish second is unbelievable for me," said Pedrosa, who finished 4.8sec from Stoner after 28 laps, and 5.8sec in front of Spies.

"It was a tough race being alone, but I focused on my lap times and I made my best lap at the end, so I'm happy with my performance and the bike. To get 20 points is not so bad after the crash in Brno and I look forward to going to Misano next week to try and take another step forward".

Pedrosa's sixth podium of the year has moved him back up to fourth in the world championship. Pedrosa missed three races due to injury earlier this season.



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mick - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 2:00 PM

Pedro is a little terrier of a rider who loves the thrill of the chase.But he has in Casey Stoner,a team mate who is simply going to overpower him on a weekly basis.That is not an insult to Pedros riding talent but more of a complement to the skill of Stoner.Second place is a great result this weekend and he should be more than happy.I do however feel that he will go down in history as one of the best riders never to win the championship.Pity,because he tries so hard and desreves more for his effort.

Stavros - Unregistered

August 29, 2011 1:52 PM

@ what if 2006 was Dani's rookie year though, and you don't lift the GP title in your rookie year in this age even on a factory bike. So its kind of expected that Nicky would beat him in 06. This year is different though. Casey has waltzed into the team and been both faster and more consistent from day 1, despite the fact the bike was developed around Pedrosa and he's ridden it for 5 years. Casey has instantly usurped him as the no 1 rider in the team, just as he did with Capirossi in 2007.



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