News 30 Aug 2016

Pedrosa targets form reversal ahead of Silverstone

Spaniard aims to climb the order in back-sector of the season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Repsol Honda veteran Dani Pedrosa is determined to turn his MotoGP season around after scoring just two podiums in the opening 11 races of 2016.

The triple world champion of the lower categories recently re-signed another two-year deal with HRC, however a race win has eluded him since Sepang last year.

Silverstone this weekend will present another opportunity to regain top form aboard the factory RC213V, where he finished third at in both 2012 and 2013.

“My main goal at the moment is to regain some confidence and feeling and then build upon that,” Pedrosa said. “The work we did during the Brno post-race test gave us a few ideas and we’ll see now if we’re able to start to find some more speed in the next races.

“Silverstone is a challenging venue with many changes of direction that require a lot of work on the bike’s settings. Another important topic is the weather, which is often quite unpredictable, and that also makes it demanding to set up the bike, to choose tyres and so on.

“The morning practices and the afternoon practice often give you different feelings. The track is very fast, quite winding, and it’s not easy. Once you get going though, things get better and everything gets more flowing on race day.”

While Pedrosa is currently fourth in the world championship standings, 88 points in arrears of teammate and title leader Marc Marquez entering the British GP.