Misano MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa boosted by new front fork

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A new Showa front fork helped Dani Pedrosa put some of his recent Michelin misery behind him as he claimed sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s Misano GP.

The Spaniard clocked a best time of 1.34.398 to still finish over a second outside of Casey Stoner’s stunning pole position.

He said: “I am quite happy because we have improved my lap times and tomorrow I will start from the second row, in the same grid position as last year here.

“It will be important to make a good start because the first corner is very close to the grid and also quite tricky. I’ve improved my rhythm and this is really important to me because I am starting to go fast again.

“We worked a lot on the suspension today, the new fork gives me a positive feeling and it gives smoother performance during braking. I’m feeling very motivated but I still need some time to get back up to full speed.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt