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Dani Pedrosa on Sepang front row

'We had a lot of chattering this afternoon and it was very difficult to get a clean lap as in some areas the bike was chattering too much' - Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa will start from the front row in second place at Sepang as the Repsol Honda rider targets his third straight MotoGP victory.

Pedrosa's time was 0.194s behind championship favourite Jorge Lorenzo's pole lap and although satisfied with second on the grid, Pedrosa says he was forced to battle chatter issues during qualifying 'even on the straight'.

“It was hard because we had a lot of chattering this afternoon and it was very difficult to get a clean lap as in some areas the bike was chattering too much, even in the straight,” he said.

“Nevertheless, we managed to get on the front row again and the second position is good.

“The pace is high and after missing FP2 yesterday because of the mixed conditions, this morning we've been working hard on the race pace.

“I just hope that we don't have this chattering for the race,” added Pedrosa.

“The weather can play an important role too, so we'll have to see what happens tomorrow afternoon.”

Pedrosa is 28 points behind Lorenzo with three rounds of the championship remaining and has been chipping away at the Factory Yamaha star's lead, taking victories at Aragon and Motegi after his crushing DNF at Misano.



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