Dani Pedrosa heads to the penultimate round of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship at Motegi keen to put on another good show for Honda at their home circuit.
The Spaniard remains in the 2013 title hunt after Repsol Honda team-mate and champion-elect Marc Marquez was excluded from the Australian Grand Prix, though he remains 34 points adrift with just 50 up for grabs at Motegi and Jerez.
Nonetheless, Pedrosa is determined to shine in front of his employers in Japan once again having claimed victory at Motegi in 2011 and 2012.
"It was a strange race in Australia, but I'm really pleased with my team who did a great job and we took a good second place. I always look forward to going to Motegi, it's a big race for Honda and I enjoy the track.
“It's the final race of three fly away races and we're all tired, so it's important to keep the concentration. The track has a lot of strong braking and accelerating and we must find a good set up for the braking stability and to get good traction out of the corners."