Dani Pedrosa received a warm welcome from the home fans at the morning parade ahead of the Spanish GP. On Sunday, the 37-year-old Spaniard took part in his first MotoGP race since 2021 and his first at home since 2018. "I enjoyed the parade lap," he admitted. "When we stopped and when I gave the interview, I was on the verge of tears. Not only because of the fans, who were huge and chanting my name, but also because of the other racers. I was surprised because they joined the spectators in the stands and called out my name." Pedrosa started the race weekend in Jerez with the best time in the first practice session, taking sixth place in qualifying, finishing the Saturday sprint race there, and finishing a place lower in Sunday's grand prix, while his team celebrated in both races colleague Brad Bi
Jack Miller named Dani Pedrosa the best test rider in the MotoGP caravan after KTM celebrated victory and third place in the Jerez sprint race thanks to Brad Binder and Miller, with Pedrosa also contributing some points with a sixth place finish during the race set some of the fastest laps. "Dani did his job very well," Miller praised the Spaniard. "His experience with this track and his data (from testing) helped us a lot. Given that he hasn't raced for a while, but today he was sixth in the race, I would say we have the best test rider in MotoGP. Dani and I have different settings, I'm almost thirty kilos heavier than him, so everything is a bit different, the electronics are also different, but I think the form here is the result of the last few races
Dani Pedrosa retired from active MotoGP racing some time ago, but this weekend in Jerez he is competing as a wildcard rider for the KTM team. After Friday's free practice, thanks to the fast lap of the first practice, he held the third fastest time, which places him in the fastest ten, which is guaranteed to appear in the last part of the qualification. "The feeling was incredible," he said. "Also for the team, but also for the fans. I didn't expect such a speed, so I was really surprised." This year we already saw the victory of a KTM racer in the sprint race, when Brad Binder won from the fifteenth starting position in Argentina. But Pedrosa does not want to predict the results, in his first sprint test of his career. "I can't even dream. We have to talk about many details with the team and Fr
Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, who takes part in this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix as KTM's wildcard rider, was fastest in the first free practice session in Jerez. Jorge Martin was second, while Japanese Takaaki Nakagami set the third time. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1651882259203358720
Dani Pedrosa is considered one of the most successful MotoGP racers who failed to become world champion in the elite class of the World Motorcycle Championship. The 37-year-old Spaniard, a KTM test rider, returns to the track this weekend as a wildcard rider at the Spanish GP. Before the performance, he also spoke about his six seasons in the Repsol Honda team, where he played as Marc Marquez's teammate. "In the HRC team, the fastest rider was number one," said Pedrosa. "He chose which parts of the motorcycle he would use and which direction the team would take the development of the motorcycle. When Marc came to the team I was number one, after he did a few races and won a few times and became champion, he took over led the city and development in his own way.When I led development, I was the first d
Dani Pedrosa will take part in the MotoGP home race for the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, namely as a KTM wildcard rider. Pedrosa won 2006 MotoGP races during his active years between 2018 and 31, making him one of the most successful non-championship riders. The Spaniard has already competed for KTM as a wildcard at the Styrian Grand Prix 2021, where he won 14th place in the qualifiers and finished tenth in the race. The news was confirmed by Red Bull KTM team boss Francesco Guidotti, who revealed that Jonas Folger will also do some testing for the team.
Dani Pedrosa said he was very lucky not to get injured at the Styrian Grand Prix, where he was involved in a burning motorcycle accident. The Spaniard returned as a KTM wildcard racer after a two-year break from racing in MotoGP, and on Sunday's race he fell in the third turn and got stuck in the middle of the track, while other motorcycles whizzed past him until Lorenzo Savadori drove to the crash site. , which collided with a motorcycle and fell, and both engines caught fire. The race was suspended and Savadori injured his ankle in the fall, so we won’t see him at the Austrian Grand Prix next week. Pedrosa was lucky as he was able to start the first race after the 2018 Valencia Grand Prix again with a spare motorcycle, finishing in tenth place. "The first start was difficult, because I don't know why I was
Dani Pedrosa, despite saying goodbye to active racing, is still considered one of the most popular racers. In a recent online interview with Franco Bobbies, he emphasized that he really enjoys the role of a KTM team test racer and is not thinking about returning to active racing at all. In an interesting conversation, the Spaniard had a lot of talk about his career, in addition, he also gave his opinion about the three outstanding racers he fought on the track. He even shared a garage with two of them. These are Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez. "Valentino attracted a lot of spectators and won a lot. You can still see how he enjoys riding a motorcycle after so much time. For him, racing is still as much fun as when he first sat on a motorcycle. He doesn't just race for fun but always wants to win.
Dani Pedrosa also set the fastest time on the second day of the test in Malaysia. The Spaniard completed 50 laps and set the best time 1: 59.841 Just behind him finished Pol Espargaro. The KTM racers were the only ones to drop below the two-minute mark. The third time was set by Marc Marquez. This one otherwise took care of the break after he fell in the fifth turn. Nevertheless, he took her away without serious injuries. The younger of the Marquez brothers had to quickly pack his suitcases after the final day, as the presentation of Honda's motorcycle for this year's season in Indonesia awaits him tomorrow. Despite high expectations, Jorge Lorenzo has not yet tested a Yamaha motorcycle today. The Spaniard showed up in a Yamaha garage, where he just got on a motorcycle. Finally, he is expected to be seen on the track tomorrow. On the motto
Dani Pedrosa will take his first full test of this year's KTM motorcycle in Brno next week. A Spaniard who said goodbye to competing in the MotoGP class at the end of last season and accepted the role of test racer of the Austrian team. However, due to a broken right collarbone in February, his work was very limited. So far, he has only competed in a private test in Mugello, where he has completed less than ten laps. At the same time, he only wanted to test the condition of his collarbone after a difficult operation. Now, however, he is ready to test this year’s motorcycle next Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to the KTM team, it will also test the Suzuki team for which Sylvain Guintoli will compete.
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