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Indianapolis MotoGP: Positive Pedrosa squeezes onto front row

Dani Pedrosa returns to the front row at Indianapolis as he looks to get on terms with in-form team-mate Marc Marquez.
Dani Pedrosa says he is pleased to be starting on the front row for the Indianapolis Grand Prix as he looks to stall the momentum of in-form Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez.

The Spaniard, who is now almost fully recovered from the collarbone injury he sustained at the Sachsenring, is currently 16 points behind rookie Marquez in the standings and has struggled to match the pace of his counterpart this weekend.

Nonetheless, Pedrosa – winner of the Indianapolis Grand Prix last season - was pleased to secure third place on the grid and is feeling positive about his chances come race day.

"Things went well, we were able to improve our times, so I'm happy! Starting from the first row is good for us and the feeling with the bike is more positive, but we still have to choose the rear tyre. The important thing for tomorrow is to start well and have a good race."

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August 17, 2013 9:49 PM
Last Edited 530 days ago

Go Dani !!! ... but look man, if your tires keep turning to **** mid race, you better be getting a good pay check to take this abuse next year :) Hate to see a good guy get thrown under the bus for ratings, but it happened to Spies and Casey, and others, real shame. Maybe it's payback for Hayden (karma), but I think Dani's put in his time and fair share of injury myself. i also think it's more to do with whose building the tires too, so more man made global warming than divine retribution.

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