Dani Pedrosa, the Honda MotoGP pilot, has announced he will retire at the end of the season. The Spanish rider, who recently give place at Repsol Honda to Jorge Lorenzo for 2019, confirmed his decision during of this weekend’s German MotoGP.The 32-year-old Spaniard, who has finished as championship runner-up three times, had been expected to sign for Yamaha. He had done an announcement some weeks ago, you can read here.
“It’s a hard decision because this is the sport I love. I’ve thought about it for a long time. Despite having good opportunities to keep racing, I feel like I don’t live racing with the same intensity as before and I now have different priorities in my life.” – Dani pedrosa
Pedrosa made his MotoGP debut twelve years ago, winning 31 races to date. The MotoGP 2018 Calendar has 11 more races, concluding with his land of birth, the Valencia GP in Spain in November. Let’s see what we have from him as his farewell.
Dani Pedrosa spent almost two decades riding Honda machinery across three classes, but the long- term relationship between them will end this year. The Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) confirmed this “mutual agreement” last June. We still don’t have any news as Pedrosa’s plans or future in the next 2019 MotoGP season.
At HRC Team, as for four-time MotoGP Champion, Marc Marquez has extended his contract through 2020.