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MotoGP Silverstone: Slippy Silverstone stalls Pedrosa progress

Dani Pedrosa says the wet conditions wrecked his confidence to push on his Repsol Honda at the Silverstone as he struggled in fifth.
Dani Pedrosa says the lack of control with his Repsol Honda ended his chances of a rostrum at the soaking wet Silverstone as rode conservatively to a fifth place finish.

The Spaniard complained of a similar lack of consistent feeling to Marc Marquez and admitted he didn't have the confidence to push any harder at the risk of crashing out like his team-mate did during the British Grand Prix at a soaking wet Silverstone.

“I was riding in the group and I could overtake Jorge Lorenzo and I was fourth I think. But I had not a good feeling with the bike,” Pedrosa said. “In the warm-up I was very slow [11th, 2.285s off pace-setter Valentino Rossi] and couldn't get any grip in the rear wheel.

“For the race we changed the bike a little bit so when I started the race I was not so confident so I lost a little bit as I was not as aggressive. Any time I tried to push a little bit harder the rear wanted to kick out and it was difficult.

“I tried to push but at the same time I couldn't go to the limit. At the end when the rain was stronger I was slower.”

Despite a difficult race Pedrosa still made small inroads in the MotoGP riders' standings, taking two points off top satellite rider Bradley Smith who finished his home race in seventh, with Pedrosa moving to 102 points, 13 behind the Brit.

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August 31, 2015 12:10 PM

annan46: @purcian well tats marc's choice to opt wat all available , nthn wrong in it he aint wastin time, dani has waited alot for an easy ride tats y he is behind with a tag of unlucky unsuccessful rider forget everything he wasted the chance of fighting jorge ysdy , it was realy a brainless ride from him , wat he looses if he gave a fyt to jorge , jorge wud hv been in trouble n settled for 5th coz dnf can put him in more trouble
Time for a new keyboard methinks.


August 30, 2015 7:39 PM

That's what happens when the bike is built mainly around Marc. You have an impressive front end feeling, and no rear feeling. It just shows what a shoddy bike Honda has come up with for this season. Never heard of a Honda rider to revert to the previous year chassis. Keep fighting Dani!

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