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Czech MotoGP: Pedrosa 'we will have to fight hard'

'The important thing will be holding up physically, getting a good start and having a good race - whatever the conditions' - Dani Pedrosa
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa finished behind team-mate and MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez during qualifying today, earning a second row start at Brno.

Pedrosa trails the young MotoGP rookie by 21 points at the top of the series ahead of round 11 in the Czech Republic and is determined to reduce the deficit as he bids to seal his maiden premier class crown in 2013.

He missed out on a front row start by only 0.005s to Marquez, setting a fastest lap of 1m 55.868s.

Pedrosa struggled to find a strong set-up with the factory RC213V but his biggest concern ahead of the 22-lap race is over his physical condition as he continues to recover from a broken collarbone sustained in a spill at the Sachsenring in Germany.

“The sessions were pretty difficult today, because we had trouble finding a set-up that I was happy with,” said Pedrosa.

“In the last minute we were able to improve the set-up, coming up with something that is more suited to my riding and which allowed me to ride more comfortably.

“Still, the times for everyone have been very close throughout the weekend, so we will have to fight hard,” he added.

“The important thing will be holding up physically, getting a good start and having a good race - whatever the conditions.”




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B. Andy

August 24, 2013 5:48 PM

@pcxmac He might not won a World Title in Motogp but he was consistently up there in the front. Even if he's dropped from the Honda Factory Squad I don't think this gut will have a problem finding a good ride! He proved to be a good bike developer though, in contrary of what a lot of people think!



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