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Fastest Pedrosa still has questions unanswered

"I felt comfortable in both the dry and wet conditions, but we only managed half of our plan today" - Dani Pedrosa.
Dani Pedrosa may have been quickest in both dry and wet conditions during Friday practice for the German MotoGP, but the Repsol Honda star still has questions unanswered.

Pedrosa, chasing his first win of the season and third in a row at the twisty Sachsenring circuit, was fastest by 0.087s from team-mate Casey Stoner in the dry morning session, then 0.076s ahead of local star Stefan Bradl after a soaking wet afternoon practice.

“The weekend has started pretty good for us; I felt comfortable in both the dry and wet conditions, but we only managed half of our plan today,” said Pedrosa.

“We wanted to test the hard rear tyres in the afternoon, because in theory the hardest compound should be working better in this track where you are leaning to the left a long time, and with the soft the bike slides a lot.

“Anyway, it's been also good to try the bike in the wet for one practice session because it looks like the weather will again be very unstable.”

Pedrosa also revealed that he was using the latest RC213V chassis, which appeared to get only a luke-warm reception at Assen.

“Today I've been using the new chassis we received in Assen and the feeling was ok, but weather permitting, I would like to compare both chassis again tomorrow before qualifying,” said the Spaniard.

“We've had a good start, but we cannot relax; the times are very close here, as usual, and we still have margin to improve".

Pedrosa, now 19 points from title leaders Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo, is strongly rumoured to have agreed terms for a new Repsol Honda contract.



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Dush - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 7:22 PM

Just give the guy a break for heaven's sake. He is 19 points off the championship leader, he's always on the podium save Les Mans, He's doing a honest job. He has always beaten every one else on that bike except Stoner last season. Why not wait the end of the season and we can bash him to our fill when he doesn't deliver. There are another 10 races to go. He may lose or even win em all. Let the guy do his stuff come Sunday after the race we draw conclusions.

Dani-boy - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 9:24 PM

So much criticism for the little fellow for being quickest in the practice. Or just being on the podium and not winning races so far. It's not only the army of keyboard warriors against him, I have seen the whole media/press people dejecting the little Spaniard too. If Stoner or Lorenzo goes fastest, the media will go bonkers. If Dani is the quickest..it's like just another day! Have to say, Dani has been the most understated and underrated rider of'em all. If he crashes and breaks his bones he's termed as fragile for the sport. But no one sees the determination when he comes back and fights with the best of racers, and beats the crap outta others. In his whole riding career, he has doubled the number of bones and joints in his body by falling over from every possible angle. I have seen people give-up bikes if they fracture their finger. To come-back and find the mojo again is much easier said than done. I'd give him the championship title just for that. If Rossi is the best racer, Sto



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