Originally Posted by Mike Yanagita
Pedrosa has hopefully absorbed the lessons in his own career and of the other riders this season: stay upright + podiums = championship.
I think I mentioned this a few races ago but I think DP saw how last year turned out when he wasn't fighting some sort of injury all year long. Held a little back in the early part of the season then went silly with wins later on and nearly won the championship. I realize he was slowed a little in the early part of last year with front tire issues but IIRC he did say that he approached the early stages of last year with some caution in order to be healthy for end of the season.