Moto GP: Pedrosa fastest in practice

Oct 20, 2012, 06:10 IST | AFP

Spain's Dani Pedrosa got off to a flying start yesterday in hot and humid conditions with the fastest time in practice ahead of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend.

The Honda rider is just 28 points behind championship points leader Yamaha ace Jorge Lorenzo with three rounds remaining this season, including in Sepang.

Title-hopeful Pedrosa, who is battling for his first ever MotoGP crown, clocked 2min 01.621sec in the first session on a dry surface.

Pedrosa‚Äôs Australian teammate and reigning world champion Casey Stoner, who is recovering from an ankle injury, clocked the second best time of 2:01.773. 

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