Dani Pedrosa is hoping his return to home soil at the Aragon Grand Prix will give him the push he needs to get back on top of the podium.

The Spaniard was forced to miss the Catalunya Grand Prix during a three-round time out through injury, but is looking forward to getting back on home soil at Motorland Aragon, where he finished second for Repsol Honda last season.

Putting a busy summer schedule behind him, Pedrosa feels he is getting back to his best now that he has had some time to fully recover.

"I have very good memories of the Grand Prix of Aragon, last year we started well and we had a good race," he said. "I'm satisfied with our performance in the past few weeks and I feel better every day. This week I've been able to rest and recover some energy and now I'm really looking forward to this race.

People from all around Spain attend the Aragon GP and the atmosphere there is incredible. The circuit is spectacular and very technical, it combines fast and slow corners, some of them complicated and blind where you need to find points of reference outside the track. We need to set up the bike very well for this track and make the most of all the practice sessions.

"The data we have from last year can help us on this and it will be important to start in a good direction but we cannot relax. I'm excited to see the Spanish fans again after missing the Catalunya race and I hope the home support will give me an extra boost so that we can enjoy this race together."

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