Dani Pedrosa Blog: A long-awaited reward for the months of hard work
I am writing this very pleased with the victory we got this weekend in the Japanese GP. Finally getting a win was the long-awaited reward for all the months of hard work after being very close to a triumph several times, but not good enough to finish on the top of the podium. Now we have to enjoy the fruits of this triumph, one which also brought victory number 400 for Spanish motorcycling, a great honour for me.
In spite of getting off to a good start I took a few laps to find a good pace but as the race went on I was more and more comfortable on the track and I noticed that in the times we were setting. It was one of those GPs where you realise how important it is to fight hard for the victory right to the end. In a race you never know what might happen and you have to be consistent if you are to achieve your objective.
Tomorrow we get back to the normal practice routine. Although we do not have a race this weekend the Australian GP is just around the corner and we have to be in tip-top form if we want to have a good Grand Prix. The aim is to carry on having good races and if we can, win just like we did this weekend.
In the last few weeks of the season rest and physical preparation is more important than ever because we have some long trips ahead of us. You could say that we ‘lose time’ during the trips and that is why we have to try and recover our strength so that we can go to the Australian GP in the best possible conditions.
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