Pedrosa laps under circuit record at Indy The MotoGP teams kicked off the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in fine form today, with Dani Pedrosa topping the time sheets on the first day of free practice at the World famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
With heavy rainfall from the night before, track conditions were poor in the morning session. However, by the afternoon the grip level had improved considerably. Pedrosa took the biggest advantage of the better conditions, lapping 2.4 seconds quicker than the morning session with a 1'39.783 - faster than the circuit record of 1'39.807 set by Casey Stoner here in 2011.
DANI PEDROSA 1st 1'39.783 "This afternoon the track was a little better than in the morning and we were able to improve our lap times quite a lot and also try the hard tires, which worked much better than the soft specification we tried this morning. As we saw today, the times will keep dropping during the weekend with more rubber on the asphalt, so we have to continue working hard on the bike. We found a good base today to move on from; we can improve every area still, focusing especially on the suspension and electronics and also care about the tires because it's very hot out there and the tires dropped off very quick".
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