News Pedrosa on pole feels possible win in Le Mans

Pedrosa on pole feels possible win in Le Mans

Repsol Honda rider sees tough overnight work to beat Yamaha stars. At Motegi he wasn’t expecting a podium. At Jerez he was still surprised to be on the rostrum. After taking pole at Le Mans, however, Dani Pedrosa is finally facing a Sunday race with the real intention of winning his first Grand Prix of 2009.

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“I think that tomorrow it will be a very hard race. The Yamahas are very strong here, and we’ll have to work very hard tonight to get a bike capable of taking the win,” said the Repsol Honda rider, who snatched pole position for the Grand Prix de France with a shock last-minute lap.

“It was a good qualifying session, because it wasn’t raining!” he explained. “We’ve always had spots in the previous practices. I’m just trying to get a good feeling on the bike, to make a good setup for tomorrow’s race, and I’m very happy to be on the front row here –something that I consider very important at this circuit.”

Pedrosa is a former racewinner at Le Mans, but is still very much finding his stride in 2009 after missing a large chunk of preseason through injury.


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