Pedrosa confident, out to close title gap
11 September 2013 – Dani Pedrosa is aiming to close the gap to his Repsol Honda team-mate and title rival Marc Márquez this weekend during the San Marino MotoGP event.
Pedrosa had to settle for third place at Silverstone at the start of this month and now trails Márquez by 30 points, a situation he knows he has to change as the championship heads into its final stages – with just five rounds left after this Sunday’s race at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit.
“I was slightly disappointed after Silverstone as we knew we had the speed and race pace to challenge for victory, anyway we must learn from the mistakes and move on,” Pedrosa stated.
“Misano is quite a tricky track and the grip level is always a challenge, but I enjoy riding there. I've had good results in the past even if last year we experienced a nightmare on race day!
“This year we arrive confident and looking to reduce the points to Marc in the Championship,” he concluded.