Dani Pedrosa Gets A Green Signal From Doctors To Race In Austin GP

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After undergoing successful surgery to his right wrist one week ago, Dani Pedrosa has begun his rehab period and, although he’s obviously not yet at 100%, he will join Marc Marquez in the United States to try and take part in the third round of the MotoGP World Championship in Austin. Pedrosa underwent a operation to his right wrist after suffering a crash in the Argentina GP.

Marc and Dani have strong records at the technical, 5.513 km Texas circuit. Marc took his first MotoGP pole and victory at the venue in 2013 and has continued to post flawless qualifying performances and victories there ever since, bringing his tally of consecutive successes in the USA to 11 across all classes. Dani has climbed the Circuit of the Americas podium three times out of the four occasions on which he has raced there.

Dani Pedrosa – MotoGP

The Repsol Honda Team, in turn, have a streak of 14 GP wins in a row on American soil, starting with Pedrosa’s Indianapolis victory in 2010.

Dani Pedrosa said, “Since the operation, I started feeling a bit better every day. I’ve been doing exercises to gain mobility and reduce the inflammation. Little by little I’m recovering muscle tone, and this allows me to see some progress. From here it’s difficult to know our real possibilities. We’re going to a difficult track and until I’m back on my bike I won’t be able to really know my situation. But what’s clear to me at this moment is that it’s well worth it to travel and try. An important part of my strength to go to Austin comes from your messages of support, so thank you very much to all of you.”

Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team rider (1)

Current Rider Standings in 2018 MotoGP Championship

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR 38 LCR Honda Honda
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA 35 Ducati Team Ducati
3 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA 28 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
4 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA 21 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
5 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda
6 MILLER Jack 43 AUS 19 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
7 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA 17 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
8 RINS Alex 42 SPA 16 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
9 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
10 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA 15 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
11 RABAT Tito 53 SPA 14 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
12 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA 9 Repsol Honda Team Honda
13 SYAHRIN Hafizh 55 MAL 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
14 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 ITA 6 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
15 ESPARGARO Pol 44 SPA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
16 REDDING Scott 45 GBR 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
17 NAKAGAMI Takaaki 30 JPN 3 LCR Honda Honda
18 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA 3 Angel Nieto Team Ducati
19 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA 1 Ducati Team Ducati
20 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE 1 Angel Nieto Team Ducati
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