Dani Pedrosa says he is eager to bounce back from the disappointment of crashing out of the lead at Indianapolis on Sunday with this weekend's MotoGP round at Misano.
The Spaniard set the pace throughout the weekend in the United States up until his fall four laps into the race, but is happy to get a chance to make amends just one week later.
"It's really good that I'll get an immediate chance to make up for Indianapolis," Pedrosa said. "Although that was obviously a big let down and you never want to crash, the pace we set over the whole weekend was very encouraging.
"The fact that I could finish the race riding very fast again means that I've already been able to put the fall behind me and we can concentrate on being quick from the start of first practice on Friday."
Pedrosa says he enjoys riding at Misano, despite it being the home patch of Valentino Rossi and the other Italian riders.
"Misano always has a great atmosphere because there are so many passionate fans," he added. "Even though most of them are supporting the Italian riders, it's still a special feeling for everyone at this circuit. To be quick you need to ride quite aggressively there, and machine stability on the brakes and powering out of the corners is very important. I'm confident that we can be up front and fight for the win again this weekend."
As one of the six Italian MotoGP riders, Pedrosa's Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso is eagerly anticipating his home event.
"I love the atmosphere at Misano and this will be a special weekend for me – it's my home grand prix and this is the track where I started my motorsport adventure, so I'm really looking forward to riding here for the factory Honda team, that's a dream come true," said Dovizioso. "I used to race at Misano in the Italian championship so it's great to return and ride in such familiar surroundings as a MotoGP rider.
"I think we can have a strong race here, especially after the good job we did on the machine at Indianapolis. We will start this weekend with the new setup that we used for the Indianapolis race because my crew came up with some very useful adjustments to the machine, which allowed me to get a better feeling and move forward in the race. All in all, I'm confident for Misano and I can't wait to get back out on track."