After joining team-mate Marc Marquez in falling while trying to remain on slick tyres in the Aragon rain, Dani Pedrosa turns his focus to Motegi - a circuit where he has an impressive past history.

Pedrosa won at Honda's home circuit in both 2011 and 2012, adding further podiums in 2008 and 2013, plus a 250cc win in 2004.

"Obviously Aragon was a tough race and in the end I made the wrong choice not to come in earlier," Pedrosa said. "Anyway, we have moved on and now I am focused on Motegi. I always enjoy travelling to Honda's home race, it's a big event for Honda and this always gives me extra motivation to perform well.

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"The track has a lot of heavy braking and acceleration points, so a good setup is essential for the braking stability and to get good traction out of the corners. Let's hope the weather is better than last year!"

Pedrosa is just three points of Valentino Rossi in the battle for second in the world championship and needs to beat team-mate Marc Marquez if he is to at least delay the younger Spaniard's 2014 title celebrations.