Fresh from his win in Indianapolis just five days ago, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa continued his fine form in Brno today topping the time sheets on the first day of free practice.
Pedrosa, fastest in the morning was victim of a strange incident when a rider in front of him strayed slightly off track kicking some stones into his path. Such was the impact that the stones smashed Dani's front screen on his Honda and stones also hit his helmet and left foot which left the Spanish rider limping after the impact, nevertheless he finished FP1 in first position.
Pedrosa managed to shake of the pain in time for FP2 and traded fastest laps throughout the session with Jorge Lorenzo. He eventually came out on top with a 1'56.858 time on lap 11 of 17.
"Today we spent time working on the tyres and set up of the bike. We were trying to get the maximum time on the track, as tomorrow we don't know how the weather will be so it was important to have a lot of time in the dry. The feelings were improving but we still have some work to do especially with electronics and suspension. I was pretty lucky with the incident this morning as it could have been a lot worse. There were two massive rocks that flew up, one hit my left foot hard and the other one hit my screen and chin. At the beginning I thought I had broken something in my foot but fortunately it's ok, just a lot of swelling, anyway the pain is going down from this morning so that's a good thing."
Source: Repsol Honda Team