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MotoGP Valencia: Pedrosa positive, but 'long way to go'

'Basically we don't know exactly which is the final thing. We still need to take the data and take a lot of information to know what is the next step on the bike' - Dani Pedrosa.
Dani Pedrosa felt positive overall after feeling his way with the new 2017 Repsol Honda at Valencia in Spain during the official MotoGP test.

Pedrosa, whose return from injury ended unceremoniously after he crashed out of Sunday's final race of the 2016 championship at Valencia, was fifth fastest overall on the final day of the test in Spain.

The Spaniard set his best time in 1m 30.686s, which left him 0.711s behind Maverick Vinales, who topped the time sheets on the Movistar Yamaha.

“Today was more comparing the bikes and using more the prototype bike, so trying to know more about the bike and see how the tyres were running in the new bike,” Pedrosa said.

“And also the suspension and also to see the mapping, if it was okay or not – getting to know how I should ride, if I should change something or not. Basically we don't know exactly which is the final thing. We still need to take the data and take a lot of information to know what is the next step on the bike.

“I think it was positive and in general we saw some fast lap times for many riders, so it must be that the track, or bikes, tyres or whatever, give some potential. But at the same time it was difficult to make some difference. We now have to keep our focus on ourselves and try to reach one more step next time.”


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Motojunky

November 16, 2016 11:57 PM

Dani has once again bounced back after another injury in fine style. If he never wins a title it won't be due to his resolve, or lack of machinery. This guy has had the best journey in regard to getting paid well to do what he loves, and not have to meet any KPI's to get a Honda ride every year.



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