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Repsol Honda Team return to Indianapolis after Summer break

Fresh and fully recharged after a well-deserved two week summer break, the Repsol Honda Team will be back in action this weekend for the second visit of the season to the United States. The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the MotoGP family for the fifth consecutive year, and marks the eleventh round of the 2012 World Championship.

The venue, in its short history in MotoGP, has been good to the Repsol Honda Team. Dani Pedrosa (one pole position, one victory and one second place) and Casey Stoner (one pole and one victory) have been the last two winners of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. Dani won in 2010 with a clear margin of 3.5 seconds ahead of local hero Ben Spies, and Casey crossed the finish line in first place last year in front of Dani.

This year the engine power of the RC213V 1000cc machines will make a difference on the long straight of 0,872 kms. The changes in the asphalt, a very fast first turn and continuous changes in direction are in the DNA of this tight and technical track, world-renowned for the famous oval and the Brickyard.

The Repsol Honda Team celebrated their 300th podium at Laguna Seca and will aim to return after the holidays to increase this number with both riders fighting for the Championship, where Dani Pedrosa is currently second in the standings, 23 points from the lead, and Casey Stoner, third, 9 points behind his team mate.
DANI PEDROSA World Championship Position: 2nd with 182 points
"I had a very good summer break; in these two weeks I was able to relax a little, enjoy time with friends and get back into my training. At this time of year, Indianapolis is normally very hot so fitness is always key. I enjoy riding at this track and I've had good results in the past. I am really looking forward to this race and will fight to win and maintain the consistency we have showed in the first part of the Championship".
CASEY STONER World Championship Position: 3rd with 173 points
"After the great win in Laguna, we've had a nice break in the U.S, it's always good to take some time off here and spend some time with some friends. I'm not the biggest fan of Indy, mainly because we don't go on the historical track but the infield and in the wrong direction! The track is very flat and plain, also very tight. There are a couple of corners that can be fun but the majority are difficult, tight and there isn't any natural flow to the track. It's nice to visit a track with such great history but it's a shame we don't really experience any of that. We've had some good results there and won last year, but we'll have to wait until we get there to see how the RC213V will work around there this year".


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