Dani Pedrosa's slid on his knee pucks and likely out of World Championship contention after contact with Repsol Honda teammate Marc Marquez induced a nasty high-side crash last month at the Grand Prix of Aragon. He limped gingerly away from the crash, surely seething at his rookie teammate.
That was one of Pedrosa's last walks for a few days. Pedrosa escaped serious injury in the crash but admitted this week he was beaten and battered after the wreck. But he thinks his body will recover in time for the Grand Prix of Malaysia this weekend.
"Physically it's been a hard week," Pedrosa said. "I couldn't walk for three days due to the pain in my hip, but it's getting better every day so I'm hoping to be in perfect condition for the weekend."
Pedrosa's biggest concern remains the hearing Thursday at Malaysia between himself, Marquez and Race Direction over the incident at Aragon. The contact from Marquez's bike cut Pedrosa's traction control cable, inducing Pedrosa's RC213V to buck him to the tarmac in the next corner.
"There is not much we can do, we need to wait and see what they say," he said.