MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa “HRC Chairman thought I couldn’t be their tester”

The right wrist fracture he suffered recently is just the latest injury affecting Dani Pedrosa. The MotoGP Legend from Sabadell, who boasts a corner with his name at Jerez Circuit and three World Championship titles, has already talked about this new injury (and surgery) in a press release.

Dani Pedrosa is going to miss the upcoming IRTA Test at Sepang and for sure he won’t be able to help KTM before the start of 2019 season. He suffered many injuries during his long MotoGP career, but this is not the reason why he left racing. “You must be physically fit, if you want to keep the same speed as your opponents, but I’ve not quitted races due to injury risk – said Dani Pedrosa to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo. “Hunger for racing is always stronger than the pain caused by injuries and this is why I kept giving my best in the sport I love the most. I’ve not left racing due to injuries, I’ve always continued living my dream despite them”.

Many people have been wondering why Pedrosa has left HRC after 18 seasons to join another brand: “I really like the new project of KTM and they’ve put a lot of trust in me, while HRC Chairman Yoshishige Nomura thought that my body structure is too different from the one of Márquez e Lorenzo. They considered Stefan Bradl as the best option for their test-rider seat“. Pedrosa was also asked a question about the recent argument involving him and his former manager Alberto Puig: “Puig has always been very important for my career, I will never deny it. Everyone knows it. But after what happened last year, I’ve decided not to talk about it anymore”.


Translated by Alessandro Palma

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