Dani Pedrosa's MotoGP season began well with a second placed finish in the opening race in Qatar. In his blog, the Spaniard thanked his team and was 'satisfied' with the overall result.
Dani, in his Repsol blog, described his second place, one spot ahead of team mate Casey Stoner, as: "A great result, although it was a bit of a disappointment because we were fighting for the victory right to the very end, but bearing in mind the problems we had over the weekend I feel satisfied."
Pedrosa was particularly satisfied the with the podium place after initially struggling with various issues in practice and qualifying.
"The weekend was very hard because I fell in practice," he said. "Then we could not find the right setup and even the bike did not start for the qualification session. But once again I have to give a big thank you to the team, they spent several sleepless nights working to put everything right."
Dani also sent a message hoping for a quick recovery to fellow Spanish racer, Joan Lascorz, who is currently in the Intensive Care Trauma Unit of the Vall d'Hebron hospital in Barcelona, Spain, after a crash in testing for World Superbikes at Imola last week.
"I also want to send my best wishes to Joan Lascorz and all his family at this very difficult moment," Dani said. "Since I met him racing against him on mini-bikes I know that he is a fighter. Come on Champion!"
Read the full blog on boxrepsol.com
- Read our race report from Qatar here
- Qatar event page and more content from Doha
- Visit the official MotoGP website
- Check out Dani Pedrosa's profile on redbull.com