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Pedrosa bruised in qualifying crash

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.

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