UBLE WIPE­OUT Pe­drosa: ‘It’s lucky I don’t have wings!’

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A red-faced Dani Pe­drosa was happy he didn’t have wings on Sun­day as he fears the ap­pendages would have made his crash with An­drea Dovizioso much worse. He said: “The wings can hurt another rider. We saw in Ar­gentina what hap­pened with the wing on An­drea Ian­none’s bike cut­ting Marc’s on­board cam­era; the cam­era is quite strong so if you can cut that, it can cut some­thing else. My im­pact was very strong with Dovi and I’m just happy that he is okay and that my bike didn’t give him an in­jury.” An apolo­getic Pe­drosa was quick to take the full blame for the crash in the af­ter­math, ad­mit­ting that he had made the mis­take that caused the duo to tum­ble. “I lost the front end un­der brak­ing when I was still turn­ing into the cor­ner, lost con­trol and tried to save the crash; but I ended up go­ing down and tak­ing him with me. I’m so sorry for Dovi be­cause it’s a ter­ri­ble feel­ing when some­one takes you down.”

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