Pedrosa ready for special Grand Prix in memory of Simoncelli

 In MotoGP, News

The Valencian round at Cheste this weekend will be a special Grand Prix due to the dramatic events in Malaysia. The mourning for Marco Simoncelli’s tragic death will mark this Grand Prix of Comunitat Valenciana, the last of the 2011 season. In the sporting section, the Repsol Honda Team will conclude a good season. Casey Stoner is already the MotoGP World Champion, the Repsol Honda Team and Honda won the teams and constructors classification, respectively, and Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa will fight for the third overall position this weekend.

One of the unknowns that will be unveiled in this Grand Prix will be who will take the third place in the final MotoGP classification. Andrea Dovizioso will defend his four-point advantage over his team mate Dani Pedrosa. The Ricardo Tormo circuit (4.005 metres) brings very different memories to those two riders. The Italian, who just achieved another podium in Australia, has never won in the Valencian track, while Dani Pedrosa has victories in all categories.

Dani Pedrosa: “Valencia will be a very special race for everybody. This weekend we will all have Marco in our thoughts and I hope the fans show their respect and appreciation to him, as the whole MotoGP family will do. Valencia is a track I like a lot and I’m looking forward to seeing all the fans there again.

Last year I couldn’t perform very well due to injury, but this time I hope to have a good race and finish the season in a good shape”.

Source: Repsol Media

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