Dani Pedrosa has admitted he will need to cut out costly errors if he is to claim an elusive MotoGP crown in 2010.
The Spaniard has failed to seriously challenge for the premier class campaign in his previous four attempts and he has been unable to match the stunning form shown by Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner.
The triple world champion has spent the last two pre-season’s injured after mistakes and assessing his ’09 and looking ahead to next season, the Repsol Honda rider told MCN: “It went pretty bad.
"We started in the wrong way with no testing and no possibility of being there. We had to rush to try and be competitive.
"We managed that at some races but I was too inconsistent and I made two or three mistakes. I improved at the end of the season but I was far away from winning races and that’s not good.
"The target this winter is to improve our bike and the feeling and make no mistakes when it is not the time. I need to be ready at the first race like the other top riders.”