Indy MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa looking for more American glory

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Just eight weeks after his victory in Laguna Seca, Dani Pedrosa is looking for a repeat success in America in the Indianapolis MotoGP clash this weekend.

Pedrosa ended a 13-month losing streak when he won in California at the beginning of July and is confident he can challenge for a second American victory on Sunday.

Pedrosa, who will overtake absent Casey Stoner in third place in the world championship standings if he finishes on the podium this weekend, said: "I’m really looking forward to riding in America again because the last time we were in the States - at Laguna Seca in July - we won the race.

"A result like that would be great for me and the team and that’s what we’ll be aiming for, though we know we’ll have to work hard for it because our rivals have proved they are very strong in the last few races."

The Spaniard though doesn’t believe the comprehensive defeat he suffered at the hands of Yamaha and Valentino Rossi in Brno this month accurately reflected Honda’s capability.

The triple world champion added: " I don’t think the gap they had at the last race in Brno was a true reflection of our pace compared to theirs though, so I expect we’re going to be closer to them at Indy."

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt