Dani Pedrosa is preparing himself for a voyage of discovery when the first official MotoGP test of 2012 gets underway in Malaysia on Tuesday. The Repsol Honda team launched the 1000cc RC213V in Kuala Lumpur today and have set their sights on retaining the rider's, constructor's and manufacturer's titles they clinched last year.
With the engine capacity changing for 2012, Pedrosa expects the first test to be a learning experience as the team gets to grips with the new spec of motorcycle.
“It’s nice to be back with the team for the first Sepang test. I’m really excited to get on the bike again after the test we did in Valencia in November. Sepang is a good track for testing and we have still many things to discover out about the new bike. It’s been a long time since we were last riding and at the first test it’s always important to get the feeling back, the first sensations.”
“We will have three long days here to work with the team and HRC and it’s necessary to be very focused in order to get good information to move forward for the second test. I guess the main target in this test will be to know the bike and the new Bridgestone tyres”.