MotoGP: Pedrosa claims Marquez Mugello improvements down to using his data


When Pedrosa had his name in lights… this trailer shows both riders are long time Honda favourites…
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Championship leader Dani Pedrosa scored second in last Sundays Italian Gran Prix after regaining the position Marc Marquez had taken from him when his rookie team-mate crashed out of the race.



It seems however that the Spanish Honda veteran is annoyed at the changes made by Marquez over the weekend which allowed him to make drastic improvements in his performance on race day, claiming in an interview with Catalunya Radio that the competitiveness of the teenager was due to Marquez being given his set-up data.



Spainish website reported that Pedrosa told his local station: “Marquez’s race was surprising after falling so hard on Friday and Saturday, but we know that he copied our bike settings. His team were given all the information that we gathered on Saturday to improve traction and I guess then it is easier.”



Data sharing first became a major issue in the Honda garage back in 2008 when Pedrosa’s manager Albeto Puig was embroiled in a war of words with then team-mate Nicky Hayden, telling at the time that:



“Hayden may be bothered because now he can’t access information and telemetry data from Dani’s bike. With this information he was able to improve his riding, as he had all of Dani’s references and now he can’t use that any longer.”





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