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MotoGP Malaysia: Pedrosa outlines rostrum aim

Dani Pedrosa is hopeful of a return to the MotoGP podium at Sepang in Malaysia after the Motegi race winner finished out of the top-three reckoning in Australia.
Dani Pedrosa is hopeful of returning to the rostrum this weekend at Sepang in Malaysia.

The Repsol Honda rider finished fifth at Phillip Island after sealing his maiden premier class victory of the season at the previous round at Motegi in Japan.

The Spaniard was 'reasonably' satisfied with fifth place in Australia last Sunday but hopes to make his presence felt in the top three again on the factory RCV at a track where he has won twice in MotoGP in 2012 and 2013.

His visit to Sepang was marred by a crash last year but Pedrosa, who is fifth in the championship table ahead of the penultimate round, is eager to make amends.

“I'm reasonably happy with the result in Phillip Island but now we are on our way to Sepang and hoping to step back on the podium,” he said.

“Obviously we all know this track very well from the testing we do there each year, and understand how physically demanding it is due to the intense weather.

“This track has a bit of everything - fast and slow corners, hard braking and long straights - so it will be important to get a good setup to give ourselves the best chance come Sunday.”

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October 20, 2015 1:46 PM

Dani has a great record in sepang. His main strength is picking up the bike out of corners and sepang has a lot of slow corners and tight hairpins which suit his style very well. He would definitely be contending for the victory/podium in malaysia. All the best Dani!!!


October 20, 2015 2:45 PM

No heat resistants means a better performing dani along with the yamahas. He can be the surprise package but marc will be also there. I expect jorge and valentino to give hondas a tough time this year at sepang because they always lost in braking earlier but now they are just about there on the braking, and normal tyres will give them good chance of competing. I hope dani to be in the fight for the victory/ podium.

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