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MotoGP Jerez: Stability key for second fastest Pedrosa
3 May 2013
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa is seeking extra stability with his RC213V on corner entry and exit as he prepares for a potentially 'tight' qualifying session at Jerez.
Pedrosa was second fastest during free practice on Friday behind Jorge Lorenzo by 0.142s but is confident he can make further gains in qualifying after experimenting with different suspension settings.
“Today we were able to get some good laps in at this circuit. We tried the soft and the hard tyre, and also some things with the suspension settings,” he said.
“It wasn't bad, generally, although we need to keep working on this in order to get the bike more stable - both on the entrance and exit of the corners.
“That would allow us to ride at a faster pace. We will also need to prepare well for qualifying, which could be very tight.”
Pedrosa was unable to better his FP1 time from the morning of 1m 39.704s after switching to the hard compound front and testing the hard rear in the afternoon.
The top five on the combined time sheets of Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez were covered by 0.327s.