Dani Pedrosa struggled at the Australian MotoGP and reached 5th

At the Moto GP in Australia acceleration problems prevented Dani Petrosa to go beyond the fifth place. Nevertheless, the rider evaluated the result positive. "Because we were stopped by Crutchlow so long I could drive almost alone later. I reached similar times as the riders in the lead, "said Pedrosa. He is looking forward to Malaysia now, in order to preserve his chances.

"That was a difficult race. It is always tough here, but I'm pretty pleased with our performance because we made a good pace - even if our final position was not really good, because I was stopped by Crutchlow. I had problems in the last corner. I could not fully accelerate because the bike was restless. I lost all the speed and other pilots were able to overtake me. At the end I was able to ride on my one and managed it to reach similar times on how those at the top -.. which is positive. Now we will try to make it better in Malaysia."

Dani Pedrosa