Dani Pedrosa Blog, Australia: Congratulations and best wishes
When you read this it is almost certain that I will be travelling to Malaysia because we have very little time to prepare for the next GP and we want to get there as soon as possible. This weekend things did not go as we would have liked. We had many many problems with the setup on the bike. It was difficult trying to get the right rhythm and on the Saturday we could not put in a good qualifying session.
The truth is that I did not get off to a good start either and that complicated things even more concerning my pace and to climb in the classification. In spite of that we managed to catch Dovi and Simoncelli and maintain a good pace. In the end it was not to be and what is more with four laps left it began to rain, that made things even more complicated to finish on the podium. With all the difficulties we had fourth place was not a bad result.
Now we have to think about the next GP, one that we have just enough time to prepare for. Malaysia is a circuit I like. It is a fast track but there are also zones where the corners come one after the other and you have to concentrate very much if you are to come out of them well. We will analyse what we did wrong in Australia and try to improve and so be able to compete for third place and beat Dovi in the two races we have left.
I want to congratulate Casey on his great season and on his second world title. He has had a fantastic season and he deserves it. I also want to thank the whole Repsol Honda Team on the championship it has achieved. On the other hand I would also like to send my best wishes and encouragement to Jorge Lorenzo, who did not have a good weekend, picking up an injury to his finger and having to have an operation.
Source: Repsol Media