Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa

1985-09-29 (age 35)


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KTM retains Pedrosa as MotoGP test rider for 2021

KTM has announced it has re-signed Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio as its official MotoGP test riders for the 2021 season.

KTM rules out Pedrosa as Espargaro's replacement

KTM’s racing director Mike Leitner has ruled out the Austrian marque filling the Honda-bound Pol Espargaro’s MotoGP seat in 2021 with Dani Pedrosa.

KTM resumes testing with Espargaro, Pedrosa

KTM has resumed testing for the delayed MotoGP season, with Pol Espargaro and Dani Pedrosa set to undertake two days of running at the Red Bull Ring.

Rossi: Pedrosa, Lorenzo could race in 2021

Valentino Rossi believes his former MotoGP rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo could both return to the grid in 2021.

Binder was "lost" on KTM before following Pedrosa

New factory KTM MotoGP rider Brad Binder admits he “felt completely lost” at one stage during the Valencia post-season test and asked the team for test rider Dani Pedrosa to help.

Pedrosa: Replacing Zarco at KTM is “not my plan”

Dani Pedrosa has moved to downplay suggestions he could come out of retirement to replace Johann Zarco in KTM’s factory MotoGP line-up in 2020.

Pedrosa's work on KTM will be "important" for Zarco

Johann Zarco says the base set-up Dani Pedrosa brought to the KTM in testing during the summer break will be “important” for him in the second half of the 2019 MotoGP season.

Zarco: Pedrosa feedback a boost after "six months of suffering"

KTM MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says the similarities between his feedback and that of test rider Dani Pedrosa have come as a boost after “six months of suffering”.

Pedrosa makes private KTM test return at Mugello

Dani Pedrosa rode a KTM MotoGP bike for the first time since his shoulder operation in a private test this week at Mugello, the team has confirmed to Motorsport.com.

Pedrosa's KTM test return delayed further

KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa's return aboard the RC16 MotoGP bike has been postponed further, as he will skip the post-Spanish Grand Prix test at Jerez.

Puig: "I'd like to see KTM keep its riders until 2031"

In a Q&A with Motorsport.com, Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig reviews the pre-season and responds to remarks made by KTM CEO Stefan Pierer regarding Dani Pedrosa’s treatment by the Japanese marque.

KTM slams "narrow-minded" Honda for axing Pedrosa

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer says Honda was "narrow-minded" for dropping Dani Pedrosa from its factory rider line-up for the 2019 MotoGP season.

KTM, Tech 3 launch bikes for 2019 MotoGP season

KTM has become the latest manufacturer to launch its bike for the 2019 MotoGP season, along with its new satellite team Tech 3.

Pedrosa set for three-month recovery after surgery

New KTM MotoGP test rider Dani Pedrosa has undergone successful surgery on his fractured collarbone, but it is estimated he will need three months to recover.

Pedrosa set to miss KTM test duties for surgery

New KTM MotoGP test rider Dani Pedrosa has announced he will have surgery on his right shoulder that will force him to skip some planned testing commitments.

Espargaro won't be "offended" by Pedrosa KTM criticism

Pol Espargaro says he won't be "offended" if Dani Pedrosa criticises the KTM MotoGP bike after he tests it for the first time this week.

Pedrosa hits out at Puig's "resentful" comments

Dani Pedrosa has hit out at Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig for suggesting that he lacked the desire to become premier class champion.

KTM gets Honda's blessing for early Pedrosa test

Dani Pedrosa will make his first MotoGP test outing on a KTM later this month after obtaining permission from Honda, which still has the Spaniard under contract.

Farewell to MotoGP's champion without a crown

Last weekend in Valencia, MotoGP bade farewell to Dani Pedrosa, a rider one considered to be the only one able to dethrone Valentino Rossi, and the greatest ever to never win a premier class title.

Why KTM must be wary of 'the Pedrosa factor'

KTM seemed to have pulled off a coup by signing Dani Pedrosa as a MotoGP test rider for next season. But it must be careful how it uses his feedback, writes Oriol Puigdemont.

KTM announces Pedrosa as 2019 test rider

KTM has confirmed that Dani Pedrosa will join its ranks as a test rider in 2019, the 31-time MotoGP race winner signing a two-year deal with the Austrian brand.

Pedrosa had pace to win despite "massive disadvantage"

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says he had the pace to win the Thailand Grand Prix, but feels his race was compromised by a “massive disadvantage” relating to tyre choice.

Pedrosa: Aragon win bid possible with same tyres as Marquez

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa believes he could have fought for victory at Aragon had he picked the soft rear tyre, which was used by teammate and eventual winner Marc Marquez.

Crutchlow annoyed by Honda prioritising Pedrosa for parts

Cal Crutchlow has expressed his frustration that Honda is still prioritising the soon-to-retire Dani Pedrosa for new parts as the MotoGP season enters its final stages.

Pedrosa to join KTM in test role

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa will join KTM's test team in 2019, Motorsport.com has learned.

When a MotoGP star tried F1 for size at Silverstone

This weekend, the MotoGP enterprise heads to Silverstone, one of the fastest and most flowing venues on the grand prix motorcycle racing calendar, for the British Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: Pedrosa wouldn't make good Honda tester

Dani Pedrosa, who is retiring from MotoGP at the end of 2018, would not make a good test rider for Honda, believes Cal Crutchlow.

Pedrosa: Loss of form in 2018 is "unexplainable"

Retiring Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says he’s at a loss to explain to why he has not been able to perform to his usual level in 2018.

Analysis: Can Marquez steal a win in "Ducati's land"?

Marc Marquez may have defied expectations by taking pole in Austria, but can the reigning champion convert that into victory at Ducati's strongest track on the MotoGP calendar?

The most striking difference between F1 and MotoGP

Honda MotoGP stars Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa tried a Toro Rosso Formula 1 car in June, and both were taken aback one huge difference compared to riding a premier class grand prix bike.

KTM targeting Pedrosa for 2019 test role

KTM is targeting Dani Pedrosa for a MotoGP test role in 2019, Motorsport.com understands.

Marquez “solved problems” from recent races in test

Marc Marquez says some of the items he sampled in Monday’s post-Brno test have helped to “solve problems” he has been experiencing in the last few MotoGP races.

Is Ducati's Brno resurgence enough to topple Marquez?

Ducati looks to have conquered another track it has previously struggled at with Andrea Dovizioso's Brno pole. But will the Italian marque's race pace be enough against Marc Marquez?

Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa leads Petrucci in mixed-up FP2

Dani Pedrosa set the pace in second MotoGP practice at Brno, as a mixed-up order left several frontrunners in danger of missing the cut-off for Q2.

Pedrosa hindered by 2018 Honda bike's traits

Dani Pedrosa admits that certain characteristics of this year’s Honda MotoGP bike have made his life harder in the wake of his decision to retire from the championship.

Analysis: Should Marquez fear for his perfect German GP record?

Sachsenring master Marc Marquez had to fight hard to preserve his German Grand Prix qualifying streak - and there's no reason to think he'll have it much easier on race day.

Honda open to keeping Pedrosa as test rider

Honda is open to keeping Dani Pedrosa within its ranks next season a test rider, following the Spaniard’s MotoGP retirement.

Marquez: Honda has "lost performance" at Sachsenring

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez believes Honda has “lost some performance” at the Sachsenring with its 2018 bike.

Rossi denies he wants Vinales' MotoGP crew chief

Valentino Rossi has denied reports linking him with the crew chief of his Yamaha MotoGP teammate Maverick Vinales, Ramon Forcada.

Pedrosa deserved "minimum one" MotoGP title - Rossi

Dani Pedrosa deserved to have “minimum one” riders' title from his MotoGP career, long-time rival Valentino Rossi believes.

Pedrosa admits injuries sped up retirement

Dani Pedrosa admits he would have liked to have a tougher physical constitution to avoid so many injuries during his MotoGP career.

Pedrosa announces retirement from MotoGP

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has announced he will retire from grand prix motorcycle racing at the end of 2018.

Pedrosa set to reveal MotoGP future in Germany

Dani Pedrosa has announced he has reached a decision on his MotoGP future, and intends to reveal his plans in a press conference next Thursday at the Sachsenring.

Marquez: Pedrosa struggles down to lack of motivation

Dani Pedrosa's current MotoGP struggles stem from a lack of motivation that is making it "impossible" to be fast on the Honda, according to Marc Marquez.

Bautista admits MotoGP future hinges on Pedrosa

MotoGP veteran Alvaro Bautista admits his future in grand prix motorcycling’s top tier is likely to hinge on whether Dani Pedrosa joins the mooted new satellite Yamaha outfit.

Pedrosa: Honda exit "more or less" decided in 2016

Dani Pedrosa says that he was "more or less" convinced two years ago that he would leave Honda's MotoGP team at the end of the 2018 season.

Crutchlow braced for "horseshit" theories amid Pedrosa exit

Cal Crutchlow says he expects “horseshit” claims that Honda will back him over its MotoGP factory rider Dani Pedrosa, now that the Spaniard is officially on his way out.

Pedrosa reveals he has "several options" after leaving Honda

Dani Pedrosa says he is considering "several options" as his future destination following his long-time relationship with Honda's MotoGP outfit.

Lorenzo in talks with Honda to replace Pedrosa

The Repsol Honda outfit has begun talks with three-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo as a potential replacement for the outgoing Dani Pedrosa for 2019, Motorsport.com has learned.

Honda confirms Pedrosa to leave at the end of 2018

The Repsol Honda MotoGP team has confirmed it will part ways with Dani Pedrosa at the end of the 2018 season.

Honda to drop Pedrosa from factory line-up in 2019

Honda has informed Dani Pedrosa that he will not continue as one of its factory MotoGP riders beyond 2018, Motorsport.com has learned.

Mugello MotoGP statistics: Rossi, Dovizioso set new records

All statistics and figures from the Italian Grand Prix, the sixth round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship.

Pedrosa accepts blame for first-lap Nakagami tangle

Dani Pedrosa has taken the blame for the crash that took him and fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami out of contention on the opening lap of MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix.

Hectic MotoGP schedule hindering Pedrosa’s recovery

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa admits that MotoGP’s hectic schedule has stopped him from fully recovering from his Jerez crash earlier this month.

Red Bull to arrange F1 test for Marquez

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will get his first taste of Formula 1 machinery when he takes part in a Red Bull-organised private test in Austria next month, Motorsport.com has learned.

Mir signs pre-contract for Honda MotoGP move

Joan Mir has signed a pre-contract with Honda which, if activated, would promote him to a place in the Japanese marque's works MotoGP team, Motorsport.com has learned.

New fairing means Honda can be "strong everywhere"

MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez says the new aerodynamic fairing Honda introduced at the French Grand Prix will allow the manufacturer to be competitive at every race track over the season.

Gallery: All French MotoGP race winners

We've compiled a list of all French Grand Prix winners since the inception of the current-spec MotoGP world championship in 2002.

Pedrosa wants "more respect" from MotoGP race direction

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has called for “more respect” from MotoGP's race direction in the aftermath of his collision with Jorge Lorenzo in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Jerez crash involved MotoGP's "three cleanest riders"

The multi-bike collision in the MotoGP race in Jerez involved the "three cleanest riders” in the category, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa have claimed.