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Pedrosa hoping for dry race

Dani Pedrosa, 2010Dani Pedrosa says he hopes that rain doesn't affect Sunday's Czech MotoGP after taking pole position at Brno.

The HRC Honda rider, who secured his third pole of the season after battling out the top spot with Tech 3 Yamaha rider Ben Spies in qualifying, is hoping to maintain the momentum of his recent victory at the Sachsenring in Germany.

"I think we did a good practice," he said. "We improved from yesterday and again from this morning. It was good to do some laps. I'm happy to be on pole again after such a long time, but now I have to look ahead to the race.

"Nobody knows about the weather tomorrow but I just hope that the track stays dry for the race."

Pedrosa has never won a MotoGP race in the wet and has a reputation for being fast but fragile whenever it rains. Nevertheless he said his focus was to prepare for any eventuality.

"We've done a very good job so far this weekend and we have established a good pace for the race, but we still need to keep a clear mind, stay focused, and try to be ready for any conditions because the weather forecast for tomorrow is very uncertain.

"I hope if it's dry we can have a strong race and go for the victory. I won't really be approaching the race tomorrow with a particular strategy. In this championship you have to find your own limit because there are a lot of riders going fast and you can only concentrate on your own performance and do the best you can.

"So I really hope to do a great job tomorrow and at least to be back on the podium."

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