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Malaysian MotoGP: Pedrosa goes top, riding in 'pain'

'When sitting on the bike I have quite a lot of pain, as the seat is very hard, so we shall see if a few more anti-inflammatories can help to alleviate the issue' - Marc Marquez
Dani Pedrosa claimed the top spot for Repsol Honda as free practice got underway at the Malaysian MotoGP, despite riding in considerable pain.

Pedrosa's quickest lap in the afternoon of 2m 00.55s was only 0.22s off Jorge Lorenzo's 2012 pole time at Sepang and gave him an advantage of half-a-second over team-mate Marquez in second.

However, the Spaniard – whose title hopes were all but ended after he controversially crashed out of contention in the previous round at Aragon following contact by Marquez – is experiencing a considerable degree of discomfort on the RC213V.

“Today went well; we had two good practice sessions and were able to ride in dry conditions in both the morning and afternoon,” said Pedrosa.

“In the second session it looked like the track was going to be wet after a brief rain shower in-between FP1 and FP2, but it dried out quickly and we were able to continue working on our set-ups.

“When sitting on the bike I have quite a lot of pain, as the seat is very hard, so we shall see if a few more anti-inflammatories can help to alleviate the issue,” he added.

“We might also add a small cushion underneath my leathers, in order to absorb the bumps that we get when riding.”



Tagged as: Lorenzo , Dani Pedrosa , Marquez

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kane

October 11, 2013 11:21 AM
Last Edited 291 days ago

seriously pathetic Harryx, you stick up for Pedro and say he deserves more respect from MM.. respect for what, the kid it out there racing his heart out, obviously faster then Pedro, slightly touches him with his elbo and causes a sensor to fail and you blame all that on MM. seriously? respect for what???Pedro had no comment becuase he was the one who sooked about it, yet again as he did with Sic.. "he's riding too agressive" gimme a break. maybe if he rode abit more agressive he might actually win some races.. and beat MM. and all of a sudden im a MM fanboy.. you're dam right i am. MM fan base is growing by the minute. he gets out there and rides. he doesnt complain like the other 2 about other riders being to agressive. he not the type to put his hand up to get a race stopped when he's not even leading because its raining to hard and is about to crash. like Cal said, some people are embarrassed getting beaten by a rookie .



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