Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pedrosa hoping for 'step forward' at Misano

Dani Pedrosa feels he is in a good position to challenge for victory in the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano after scoring a strong podium finish during the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

The Spaniard moved back up to fourth position in the overall standings with a sixth run to the podium this season, Pedrosa now 44 points behind Repsol Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in the fight for third.

Heading to Misano, where he was a winner last season after scoring back-to-back victories, Pedrosa says a strong start to the weekend should see him capable of challenging for this year's victory.

"After the good race we had at Indy, we arrive at Misano in a very positive mood. The circuit is so different compared to Indy, but last year we had a very good race there and we will try to repeat this. We must be a little stronger on Saturday and prepare for the race the best we can.

“Misano is a track where you need good acceleration and hard braking, so this will be our priority to start working on with the bike setting. After the success in America, it's good to head directly to Misano. I hope we can continue working well with the team and take another step forward".

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