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Dani Pedrosa says consistency is needed to win MotoGP

Dani's form has faded after a strong start to the season
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by Daniel Mackrell

Dani Pedrosa has said that more consistency is needed if he is to raise a serious challenge for the MotoGP championship during the second half of the season.

The Honda rider said: "We've ridden well, although we have not ridden every race to perfection and we have lost many points in the last three GPs.

"Perhaps our weak point has been consistency, but we are still fighting for the title. Heading into the second half of the season, we need to improve on this in the fight for the title."

Pedrosa is currently in second place, and 16 points behind his Honda team-mate Marc Marquez who has had a great season so far.

He recently revealed that he has suffered a complete collarbone fracture which has raised questions over whether he can produce the high level performances that would be needed to win the MotpGP championship this year.

Pedrosa lost his title lead when he got the injury at the Sachsenring last month.

During the current summer break, Pedrosa is looking to take a chance to heal and be in the best condition possible for the next race at Indianapolis.

The 27-year-old said: "Above all I will take the opportunity to do recovery work and see how the injury heals. We have a recovery plan that will be adapted as things improve.

"We will play it by ear. At the same time, I will try to disconnect, as this second half of the season will be very intense - so I will have a little fun now."

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