Pedrosa aiming to find that missing “something”: “I need to put everything together”
The Repsol riders arrive in France with the desire to continue their successful run. A 100th podium finish for Dani Pedrosa in the world championship at Estoril is a strong boost going into race four of the campaign.
Dani Pedrosa holds the race and practice lap records at Le Mans, plus three wins in France (2003, 2004 and 2005 in the 125cc and 250cc classes), although recent years have not been kind to him at the scene of this weekend’s contest. His best results at the track in MotoGP have been third in 2006 and 2009.
Dani Pedrosa “Le Mans is a hard circuit, quite similar to Estoril, a stop and go track where you need to prepare a bike with good stability, traction and acceleration. In the past I felt comfortable riding there, I had good results in 125cc and 250cc, but not really perfect in MotoGP, so I have something small inside me I want to achieve. Last year I did the fastest race lap, but I couldn’t keep the pace before the crash, so I want to do better this time.
We’ve had three good races so far, I’m riding well, but I missed something in all of them, especially on the first laps, where I’ve been stronger in the past. I need to put everything together and if we get better starts, we will start winning races”.
Source: Repsol Media