Dani Pedrosa defied the pain from his massive Sunday's highside to deliver 75 testing laps of the same Jerez circuit on Monday, the equivalent of three MotoGP race distances.

His reward was third on the timesheets, ahead of Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Marquez and just 0.250s from test leader Johann Zarco (Tech3 Yamaha).

“I’m very happy with the work we did on the bike today," Pedrosa said. "This morning I felt quite sore and stiff on my right side, but lap-by-lap I improved my feeling and I’m very happy I was able to complete this day of testing."


Like Marquez, Pedrosa dedicated much of his time to aerodynamics, as HRC considers its choice of in-season fairing upgrade, plus some electronic work.

"We worked on the electronics and aerodynamics, along with the rest, and over the course of the day we improved our feeling, confidence, and rhythm, finding many positives while working on the bike and with the new items we tested," said Pedrosa.

Pedrosa, who fractured his wrist in Argentina last month, is eleventh in the world championship after two non-scores from the four rounds.


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