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.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1CRUTCHLOW Cal35GBR38LCR HondaHonda
2DOVIZIOSO Andrea4ITA35Ducati TeamDucati
3ZARCO Johann5FRA28Monster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha
4VINALES Maverick25SPA21Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
5MARQUEZ Marc93SPA20Repsol Honda TeamHonda
6MILLER Jack43AUS19Alma Pramac RacingDucati
7PETRUCCI Danilo9ITA17Alma Pramac RacingDucati
8RINS Alex42SPA16Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
9ROSSI Valentino46ITA16Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha
10IANNONE Andrea29ITA15Team Suzuki EcstarSuzuki
11RABAT Tito53SPA14Reale Avintia RacingDucati
12PEDROSA Dani26SPA9Repsol Honda TeamHonda
13SYAHRIN Hafizh55MAL9Monster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha
14MORBIDELLI Franco21ITA6EG 0,0 Marc VDSHonda
15ESPARGARO Pol44SPA5Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
16REDDING Scott45GBR4Aprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia
17NAKAGAMI Takaaki30JPN3LCR HondaHonda
18BAUTISTA Alvaro19SPA3Angel Nieto TeamDucati
19LORENZO Jorge99SPA1Ducati TeamDucati
20ABRAHAM Karel17CZE1Angel Nieto TeamDucati