Pedrosa not worried about starting position, expecting tyre challenge
The Indianapolis Grand Prix saw again the best version of Casey Stoner, who setting a pace fastest than any other rival, gathered today his seventh pole position of the twelve possible. Dani Pedrosa, who set the fourth fastest time, will start from the second row, and will have beside him the third rider of the Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Dovizioso, who signed the fifth fastest time.
Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will start from the second row, from fourth and fifth position, respectively. The Spaniard was quickly able to ride in 1 minute and 39 seconds and, trying to improve his setup for tomorrow, he was not able to improve his time of the free practice.
Dani Pedrosa FP3 – 1:39.896, 20 laps, 84 km. QP – 1:39.947, 26 laps, 110 km.
“We had some issues in the session with the front tyre, I didn’t feel very comfortable with it and we couldn’t get the most from it. I was not going super fast and I lost the first row, but I’m not worried about the position.
We would like to be closer to Casey [Stoner] and Ben [Spies] —they have been very fast and consistent—, so I hope to find something more tomorrow morning in the warm up to help us fight for the podium. The race will be hard because it’s very hot out there, and it will also be a big challenge for the tyres, but I hope we perform better in the race”.
Source: Repsol Media