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MotoGP Malaysia: Tyre analysis top of agenda for fastest Pedrosa

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa ends day one at Malaysian MotoGP with fastest time in dry FP1
Dani Pedrosa is hoping for predominantly dry conditions on Saturday after heading the times in FP1 at Sepang.

The Repsol Honda rider took the top spot in the morning before a tropical storm hit the Malaysian circuit prior to FP2 in the afternoon.

Pedrosa's fastest lap of 2m 01.379s set on the soft compound Bridgestone rear put him 0.014s ahead of Forward Yamaha's Aleix Espargaro.

“We were able to ride in the dry this morning and set some good times, but in the afternoon the rain arrived. We shall see what the weather is like tomorrow, and hope to get more dry track time to finish analysing the performance of the front and rear tyres,” Pedrosa said.

“We only used the soft compound this morning and we would like to try the harder compound. I had a problem with the wet rear, which had hardly any tyre wear after 14 laps, but no grip from the beginning.

“We hope to continue developing the set-up of the bike tomorrow and be able to ride with a tyre that works well.”

Pedrosa was third fastest in the wet behind team-mate Marquez, lapping in 2m 15.582s.

Tagged as: Dani Pedrosa , Espargaro , Marquez

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October 24, 2014 6:43 PM

It is often posted that Dani should retire. It is often posted that Dani has been on a Honda for 30yrs and has never earned the Title. Dani deserves to be there, always has. Check out his Win/Podium stats, and in case it hasn't been noticed the history books will show that Dani finished the year ahead of Rossi 4 times, and Stoner 4 times too. Finished ahead of Casey 4 times out of 7 and he should retire ??? ( he hasn't done so well against Jorge though )

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