Dani Pedrosa surprised to have finished on the front row for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash

Dani Pedrosa surprised to have finished on the front row for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash

 

Sachsenring MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa surprised with second on the grid

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 12 July 2008 16:45

Last year’s German GP winner Dani Pedrosa said he was surprised to have finished on the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Sachsenring clash.

The Spaniard will start the 30-lap clash from second after he finished 0.353s slower than dominant reigning world champion Casey Stoner.

The factory Honda rider said: “Today went quite well for us, so I’m happy with my second position on the grid. I didn’t expect to achieve this result because we were using up the qualifying tyres in the last section of the track. Starting from the front row is especially important at this track because it’s so tight, especially the first section. All in all, it was a good session. We improved the chassis set-up so the bike is giving me a better feeling. We have met the first target of starting from the front row, so I am quite confident for tomorrow, but we still need to make some more adjustments to further improve our race pace. Once again the big question is the weather, the forecast still says there’s a chance of rain tomorrow, so we will have to see what happens.”