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Pedrosa happy with Brno test

“We've been basically working on the electronics and the suspension trying to find more edge grip and in the exit of the corner” - Dani Pedrosa.
Czech Republic MotoGP winner Dani Pedrosa spent Monday's Brno test session working on various areas of his Repsol Honda, including chatter issues and a new rear shock.

Sharing the pits with Jonathan Rea for the first time, Pedrosa rode for 45 laps, the best of which put him fourth on the timesheets, just 0.242s behind Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow.

“Today, we've done a general test looking to improve the feelings we had in yesterday's race,” said Pedrosa, who snatched victory from Jorge Lorenzo at the very final turn of Sunday's race.

“We tried some ideas to reduce the chatter, but this is something very difficult to fix, so we've been basically working on the electronics and the suspension trying to find more edge grip and in the exit of the corner.

“I tried a new Öhlins shock which gave me some positive feelings and now we have some new ideas to try in Aragón next week.

“The track was a little bit slower than yesterday and in the afternoon it was quite windy, but this test was important as it's a good track to test at and I had all the references still fresh from yesterday's race.”

Pedrosa is now just 13-points from Yamaha's title leader Lorenzo, who was third quickest at the test.

Repsol Honda will resume their test schedule in Aragon on the 4th and 5th of September, prior to the Misano round in mid-September.

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King Kenny - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 11:32 AM

Well, he fought back because, if he wants the title, he really needs to fight back at this point of the season, no more comfortable 3rds are allowed. But I think it's fair to say that Honda's superior acceleration played a great role in Pedrosa's Brno victory: he didn't need to push as hard as Lorenzo to overtake: he just overtook on acceleration and took the good spot for the final chicane. Fair game, though: each bike has its strenghts and weaknesses, and both of them need to make the most of their rides if they want to win. But Yamaha should be worried by Honda's development might: mid-season they've already introduced a whole new bike that's a clear improvement over the previous one. And they're going to test a new one at Aragon next week, if I'm not mistaken.

King Kenny - Unregistered

August 28, 2012 10:28 AM

Looks like it. Although if we don't count Assen, he's only finished in front of Lorenzo 3 out of 11 races so far. His two consecutive victories sure make him look strong, and 13 points aren't much. He looks very strong at the moment, but so does Lorenzo. Might be the closest season since 2006, all the way down to Valencia.

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