Dani Pedrosa feels he can challenge for his first MotoGP victory of 2015 as the championship resumes this weekend following the summer break at Indianapolis in the USA.

Pedrosa has been gradually working his way back to his best following surgery to cure an arm pump issue and finished on the podium in the runner-up spot behind his Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez at the Sachsenring in the previous round.

"I feel relaxed and ready for the second half of the season after this brief summer break. We enjoyed a good end to the first half of the season with a good race in Germany and then a productive test in Misano," said Pedrosa.

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"Then I headed home and enjoyed some time on Lake Geneva with some friends, taking some important time away from it all.

"Even though I've been relaxing I've been continuing my recuperation on my arm and then started to get back into my training to be ready for Indy this week," he added.

"I've had pretty good results at Indy in the past so my aim is to arrive there and fight again for the victory. It can be difficult to set-up the bike here with the varying grip levels so we will have to pay attention to this."