A well-earned victory

Hey everyone!

It’s took a lot of effort to experience this moment once again, to taste victory. I’m really happy about the win, but most of all I’m satisfied—and I think this is also true for the whole team— because we haven’t given up this whole time.

It wasn’t easy. I began the race in eighth position and I needed a good start to make sure I wasn’t too far behind the leaders. I got into a good position and I was able to overtake three of my competitors before the first turn. From that moment on, all I had to do was find my race pace. Little by little I started to get good vibes; I just needed to be patient as it was going to be a long, physically-challenging race.

I’d like to thank the team and everyone who’s supported me because it’s been tough getting back to the top of the podium. I’m really happy, but I want to keep my feet on the ground. On top of everything, having reached the same number of wins as a legend like Phil Read makes me extremely proud.

After the GP, we stayed in Misano for a test session on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday the track was unrideable so we ended up doing it yesterday. The test went well and will help us improve the bike.

I’ve got one week ahead of me now. Today I’ll make a stop in Cartagena, Murcia, for the grand opening of the “Leyendas del Motor” (Motorcycle Legends) exhibit, where you can see photos from over 45 years of Repsol’s history in the world of competition.

Later that afternoon I’ll be in Santomera, also in Murcia, to visit the town and the #RepsolyPedrosaEnMurcia contest winners. Here’s the link if you want to find out more. At 5 p.m. in the Santomera Municipal Auditorium I’ll be answering the questions you send me. Just post them on Twitter with the promotion hashtag and I’ll answer as many as I can.

Best wishes,

Dani Pedrosa