Pedrosa Pleased with Bike Performance Despite Crash
After the start, Pedrosa led for four laps recording faster laps one after the other. Unfortunately, he eventually pushed too hard and when he tried to get back on the racing line in a very slow corner, he lost grip and fell. However, the Spaniard got up his bike and managed to salvage some points as he crossed the finish line on the 10th position.
"This result was a real shame, but sometimes it happens. We did a great job all through practice and qualifying, I was confident for the race and of course I was hoping to win today," said Dani.
"I was pushing very hard at the start of the race and perhaps I pushed too much. There was some cloud cover today and maybe the front tyre was a little cooler than before, but whatever the reason, I made a mistake and lost the front," explained the 23-year-old Spaniard.
"There was some damage to the bike - the handlebar was bent inwards and the footpeg was worn away quite badly, but actually I was able to recover and ride at a fast pace to take some points at the end".
Trying to recover just the positive side from the American weekend, Dani declared he is happy with the way the bike is running and thinks they can still be competitive next round in Italy at Misano.
"Looking on the positive side, we've been very fast here and that means we can take a lot of confidence to Misano next weekend," he added.
"I'm sorry for the team because they've worked really hard for me, and also to the fans who've given me great support. I wanted to win in America again but it wasn't to be," apologized the Spaniard.