Pedrosa bruised in qualifying crash
|By Matt Beer||Saturday, June 19th 2010, 14:30 GMT|
Dani Pedrosa appears to have escaped his Silverstone qualifying crash with bruising, but is undergoing precautionary x-rays.
The Honda rider fell under braking for Brooklands during his final pole bid, and was briefly caught under his motorcycle as it ploughed towards the run-off.
Pedrosa had difficulty getting away and was initially taken away by stretcher, but a statement from the officials said he had been diagnosed with "contusions" to both knees and was now underdoing x-rays.
Despite the accident, he was able to hold on to his third place on the grid, behind Jorge Lorenzo and Randy de Puniet.