Pedrosa 'ready' for 2014 MotoGP opener
19 March 2014 – Dani Pedrosa heads to Qatar this week for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship opener in a bullish mood following a ‘pretty positive pre-season’.
The Repsol Honda rider, who took second in Doha in 2012, managed 'many laps' during the three pre-season tests and he is now keen to get started.
“It’s been a pretty positive pre-season and we’ve completed a lot of laps in both Sepang and Phillip Island. We’ve made a lot of progress but as always there is room to improve,” he stated.
“Since we finished in Australia, I’ve been concentrating on my fitness and focusing on the start of the season, my days are pretty hectic with the various training regimes. The race weekend in Qatar is quite long - as it stretches over four days - and the grip level is always quite low the first practice. Now I’m looking forward to the start of the Championship!”
Shuhei Nakamoto , HRC Executive Vice President, added: “We've had a positive Winter testing period with Dani. He has had an incredibly busy test schedule, completing over 500 laps in the nine days tests, which has been vital. He is happy with the bike, and ready for the start of the season.”