Pedrosa not able to participate in home race
After a short break of two weeks to gather strength, the Motorcycling World Championship will increase its pace to start a period with six races in eight weeks. For the first of them, the Repsol riders will compete at home. The Catalunya Grand Prix will be the first setting where they will try to keep the momentum after their brilliant performance in Le Mans, a race where Dani Pedrosa broke his right collarbone and the recovery time will prevent him from taking part in the round starting next Friday at the Catalunya Circuit.
The unknown factor of the Grand Prix was unveiled today by Dani Pedrosa, who after undergoing surgery just two weeks ago to fix his broken collarbone, ruled out competing in Montmeló to be able to continue with his recovery process. Despite trying to find any chance to compete in such a special round, in front of his fans, the rehabilitation showed that the fracture is not sufficiently consolidated yet. The evolution of his injury will allow to decide later the date he will return to competition.
Dani Pedrosa: “After France, I had surgery to stabilize the fracture on my right collarbone and hoped to be ready for Barcelona. I pushed myself as best as I could but I feel that my collarbone is not yet ready. I think I must stop for a while and recover properly.
Since early this year I’ve had many problems and operations and I really believe I must stop now and let this heal properly. I would love to be in Montmeló with all the fans that follow me but for me if I’m on track, I’m there to fight for victory and offer them a good race. I feel that is not possible at the moment and therefore the most sensible thing is not to compete.
It is a big shame what happened. Despite all the problems I had earlier in the season, this year I felt very strong and I was aware that I could beat my opponents. I want to say thank you to you all for your support and hope to be back in full shape as soon as possible to continue giving my best”.
Source: Repsol Media