Pedrosa has a bumpy ride
Crashing out of the race with an almost-identical crash to teammate Marquez, Dani Pedrosa was perhaps quicker to identify the exact cause of Sunday’s crash, putting it down to the bumps that the riders say have got a lot worse since their last visit to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit.
“I was feeling good on the bike and wanted to close the gap on the others to fight for the podium, but unfortunately I crashed. There are a lot of bumps in that turn, and they create a tricky situation, as the grip is kind of on-off. When you’re pushing really hard, the limit becomes quite narrow. Of course it’s a shame about the crash, but on the other hand I’m happy I felt good enough to try and chase down the front group.”