Dani Pedrosa is happy with his fastest time at Catalunya, despite crashing

Dani Pedrosa is happy with his fastest time at Catalunya, despite crashing

 

Dani Pedrosa happy despite crash

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 06 June 2008 16:49

Home favourite Dani Pedrosa declared himself happy with his form on the opening day of the Catalunya GP, despite a crash in this afternoon’s second free practice session.

The Spaniard, who is 12-points adrift of series leader Valentino Rossi going into Sunday’s 25-lap race, crashed with ten minutes of the second session remaining.

He had just gone to the top of the timesheets with a best lap of 1.43.107.

The Repsol Honda rider said: ““We started practice this morning using the set-up from Mugello. We tried various different chassis settings and we also tried a few different tyres for the race.

"This morning the asphalt was quite dirty, and although the track conditions improved a bit this afternoon the surface was still dirty off-line. Also, this track is quite bumpy, from the F1 cars.

"Late this afternoon I crashed at turn five. There’s a joint in the asphalt there, I hit the bump and lost the front. Fortunately I wasn’t hurt and I was able to continue riding.”