Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa is making good progress in his preparations for the 2009 FIM MotoGP World Championship after being forced to leave the test in Malaysia early because of problems with his knee.
Pedrosa was suffering with pain in his left knee which he injured last year and had surgery on in December and had to leave Sepang before the scheduled end of the test. Pedrosa's manager Alberto Puig is looking forward to his rider being ready for the opening race at Losail in Qatar on April 12.
Puig said: "Dani has improved, we just thought it was good to leave early from the test at Sepang."
He added: "In Qatar we will keep testing the bike and will keep in mind that as there are not many tests we have to make the most of our time there.
"We'll work on everything that needs looking at, then move onto Jerez and wait for the championship to start."