Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa heads to Mugello for the Italian Grand Prix, the 5th round of the 2013 MotoGP championship on the back of a dominant pair of victories in Le Mans and Jerez and his first MotoGP race ‘double’.
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Pedrosa thrived in the tricky conditions at the French circuit last time out, only being troubled in the first stages of the race before asserting his authority to take the win and in turn take the all important championship lead from rookie team mate Marc Marquez as well as becoming only the third rider in history to surpass 3000 points in his GP career.
The 27-year-old Spaniard arrives at the stunning Mugello circuit situated just outside Florence and located among the rolling Tuscan hills looking to continue his rich vein of form that has seen the pint-sized Spaniard continue his winning streak that’s seen him taken 8 of the last 12 MotoGP race wins.
No doubt he’ll be looking to continue this run of form at a circuit which traditionally ‘favours’ the Yamaha with Honda only scoring two wins there in the past decade. Pedrosa said “After the race in Le Mans, I’ve managed to relax this week and I feel good physically. Mugello is a nice track and one that I really enjoy to ride. It’s a fast track with long corners so it’s important to have a good feeling with the bike. Usually the weather is good to us and there is a great atmosphere with all the fans there. I am leading the Championship which is very special so I hope we can arrive in Mugello and that the bike works well there too and we can do a good race!”