Pedrosa aiming for another strong race with 100th MotoGP start of his career

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The MotoGP travelling circus pitches up at the Circuito de Jerez this week for the first European round of the season — at which the Repsol riders will be enjoying the unconditional support of the packed grandstands. The event follows a great start to the year in Qatar, where Repsol competitors won both the Moto2 and Moto3 races and MotoGP representatives Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner were on the podium.

The Repsol Honda Team begins the European tour with spirits at a high, thanks to the podium finishes by Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner —second and third, respectively— at the opening round of the campaign. The Repsol duo are also in good form at Jerez. Pedrosa is celebrating his 100th appearance in the premier class and has been on the podium in Southern Spain for the past seven seasons, whilst Stoner could make this round his seventeenth consecutive race on the rostrum. The last time that the reigning World Champion failed to place in the top three was precisely at this GP last year, in which he was taken out of action by a Valentino Rossi crash.

Dani Pedrosa: “The pre season test at Jerez was positive for us, we had good feelings on the bike and finished happy, so I’m really looking forward to going there for the Grand Prix this weekend. We need to be very focused and have a good qualifying session in order to start the race in a good position.

I love the Jerez circuit and the passionate support of the Spanish fans, I hope the grandstands are full again as it adds to the unique atmosphere there. We had a great race in Qatar and to start the season on the podium is important, but we cannot relax, we will be aiming for another strong race this weekend”.

Source: Repsol Media

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