Pedrosa eager to rediscover his rhythm

After missing three races following surgery to correct an arm pump injury, the Spaniard made his return to action in France last time out, but he endured a mixed weekend as he started P8, but finished down in 16th following an early crash.

Next up is the Italian MotoGP at Mugello and 29-year-old is expecting a testing weekend.

In his latest Repsol Honda blog, Pedrosa wrote: "I’ve focused on healing my arm. Now, the most important thing is to fully get back in shape 100%. Mugello is a very particular, technically complicated circuit. I’d say it’s one of the toughest tracks of the year.

"I think that all the riders clearly remember our first time on this circuit due to how demanding it is, especially if you’re a rookie. It’s also a complicated GP when it comes to staying focused because it’s large and very noisy with the Tifosi parties and the music, but this also has a positive side. That’s how the GP is experienced in the stands.

He added: "I’m excited to go to Italy, but I need to be careful after the last physiotherapy sessions. I want to recover my rhythm little by little, but the desire to get back on the bike is all I need!"