Pedrosa to start from front row at home Grand Prix

 In MotoGP, News

In this Saturday’s free morning session, the first held on dry this weekend, the Repsol riders led again the MotoGP classification. The new World Champion of the premier category, Casey Stoner, dominated the practice, setting the fastest time in all sectors and being the only rider able to stop the clock at 1 minute and 32 seconds. Dani Pedrosa achieved the second fastest time, 663 thousandths behind the Australian.
Dani Pedrosa also set the second fastest time in the qualifying and will start from the first row of the grid.

Before the qualifying, Repsol’s General Director of Communication and Chairman’s Office, Begoña Elices, greeted the three Repsol Honda Team riders, Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso, together with Shuhei Nakamoto and Honda HRC’s Livio Suppo, whom she congratulated for the excellent season and the success they have achieved.

Tomorrow the 2011 season will end with the MotoGP race of the Comunitat Valenciana Grand Prix. The Repsol Honda Team will try to achieve its fourth consecutive victory and Stoner will try to match a new record, his own of most victories — 10 in 2007 — in one season.

Dani Pedrosa FP3 – 1:33.282, 20 laps, 80 km. QP – 1:32.875, 22 laps, 88 km.
“It was tricky out there because we had a little rain by the middle of the session, we were lucky because the track stayed dry and we were able to do one more practice on slick tyres.

Casey was very fast and consistent. I’m happy with second position on the grid, it’s a good place to start, but I’m not totally satisfied with the set up of the bike yet, we need to improve the front tonight with the mechanics.

I want to have a good race tomorrow, it’s the last one and in front on my fans, so I’ll do my best to finish the season in the best way”.

Source: Repsol Media

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