Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa is feeling refreshed and ready to fight for another victory at Indianapolis this weekend but find out why he thinks the weather could play a big part in the race.
Hola a todos,
After a week off last weekend we get back to racing! We return to the United States and have come to Indianapolis, a circuit that has treated me well and where I have achieved some good results. The feeling on the bike is very good and I hope to be able to fight for another victory on Sunday.
At Indianapolis we have to be very aware of the weather. You may remember a few years ago we suffered due to the weather and last week too there was a tornado close to Indianapolis. Aside from these meteorological phenomena, we will also have to be wary of rain and the general temperature, etc.
Indianapolis is a special track. Our circuit passes through a part of the traditional oval that hosts the Indy 500 and there's an internal part that, although it looks like it should be very small, is actually very big. It's a different kind of environment; the public are able almost to access the paddock and they organise shows. The end result is a very interesting grand prix.
Straight after the Indianapolis is the Grand Prix of San Marino. They are two hard GPs, where we will have to withstand increased temperatures, but, after the break prior to Brno and last weekend, you can say that physically and mentally we are in great shape. We can win and I hope to have more luck this weekend than in the Czech Republic.
I want to thank everyone for the messages of support that I have received. I hope that you are all enjoying a great summer.