Dani Pedrosa took a master-class victory at the Gran Premio de España, starting from pole position, leading the race from the first corner to the chequered flag, and setting the race’s fastest lap on the way to taking his 30th win in MotoGP, the 53rd in his career.
“I’m super-happy with this win in Jerez, a track that I love very much, and in front of my family, my friends, and all these amazing fans. I’m enjoying this emotion so much. More than I would’ve done a few years ago, in a more ‘conscious’ way”, Dani explained.
Dani Pedrosa said that he had a great feeling all weekend and praised the team for its work
“We’re getting better race by race and I’m very happy for them as well. We knew we were in a position to have the race we actually did. I felt the tension a little bit before the start, but I remained concentrated and got away well at the start and just went for it.”
“The track conditions were a bit worse than Saturday’s and the front was sliding quite a lot. I chose the hard front because of Sunday’s high temperature, even if the medium was my favourite. The pace probably would’ve been faster with the medium, but anyway I was happy with my choice.”
“When Marc [Marquez] started to push, we started a little battle like in qualifying. I knew he was very fast but I was determined to keep a gap on him. It was easy to make a mistake, to lose the front, so it was a matter of staying on the limit without going over it. It went well, it was a marvellous weekend, and we now must continue at this level. It’s also a special honour to be the winner of the 3,000th Grand Prix race and be alongside riders like Mick (Doohan, who won race number 2,000) and Angel (Nieto, who won race number 1,000).”
— Dani Pedrosa (@26_DaniPedrosa) 8 May 2017