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Fri Apr 25 01:57:14 SAST 2014

Pedrosa vows to keep cool

TEAMtalk Media | 12 July, 2012 11:590 Comments
MotoGp of Germany - Race
Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Honda celebrates on the podium at the end of the German MotoGP race at Sachsenring Circuit on July 8, 2012 in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Image by: Mirco Lazzari gp / Getty Images

Sachsenring race winner Dani Pedrosa has promised not to let up at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix following his success last time out.

The Honda rider broke his victory duck for 2012 in Germany as he made the most of his team-mate Casey Stoner's misfortune. The win, his first in MotoGP since 2011, helped him to move to second place behind Jorge Lorenzo in the Championship standings.

The series moves to Mugello this weekend and the Spaniard has vowed not to relax as he goes in search of more success.

"The first win in Sachsenring has been great for me and my team, we are closer in the Championship on points, but one win will not give us the title," he said.

"I've kept cool without winning and we will not relax now because we have the first one.

"This season you have to be almost perfect in every race to get a win, so we will keep pushing hard. I'm really looking forward to getting to Mugello and try to keep this momentum at a circuit that I love."

Meanwhile team-mate Stoner, who finished third at Mugello in 2011, hopes Honda will be more competitive this time around.

"I've always liked Mugello, we've enjoyed some pretty good results there. Last year didn't go to plan but we know what we did wrong so hopefully this year we can be a little more competitive," he said.

"After a disappointing race in Sachsenring, I want to get back on the bike and take some points back in the championship."

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