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MotoGP, Pedrosa: "I asked too much of the tyres"

Dani: "I crashed because I lost the front, the start was crucial since I had a problem with the clutch" 

MotoGP: Pedrosa: "I asked too much of the tyres"

This time he really has a reason to kick himself. Indeed, because with just over five laps left in the race, Dani Pedrosa fell victim to a crash that forced him to throw in the towel. Despite an uphill start, the Spaniard had managed to close the gap, setting himself up in a position at the foot of the podium. Then, the crash compromised his chances to battle for the podium.

I am very disappointed about this result – Dani said – Unfortunately, I lost the front and ended up in the gravel on that section, maybe also because of some bumps.”

Dani described his race.

“At the start, I had a problem with the clutch that caused me to lose time and positions. Then, I went wide on turn 1 to avoid Miller. That was a problem, because I had to exploit the rear tyre to the maximum and that, in fact, was a crucial aspect. In fact, in the warm up session I had used that tyre, only turning three laps and struggling a lot, unlike the other riders.”

So, all Pedrosa can do now is look forward.

“We’ll arrive at the next race in better form – he warned – At Motegi we’ll find a track with various acceleration points from low speed and hopefully I’ll find the right confidence.”

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