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    18 June 2023

    Pedrosa to participate in 2023 MotoGP with KTM for second time

    Dani Pedrosa to Field KTM in San Marino GP

    Former MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has confirmed his participation as a wildcard third factory team RC16 at the upcoming San Marino Grand Prix. The Spaniard retired from full-time competition at the end of the 2018 season and signed for KTM as an official test rider. Pedrosa made his KTM race debut at this year’s Styrian Grand Prix, finishing tenth despite being involved in a fiery crash with Lorenzo Savadori that led to stopping the race. He took part in last month’s Spanish Grand Prix and finished seventh. Pedrosa received an emotional reception during the rider parade before the Jerez wildcard, where he topped FP1 on the RC16 before qualifying sixth for the sprint. KTM is permitted to field a wildcard three times across a season, which means Pedrosa could make yet another MotoGP start after Misano if he wanted. This would most likely take place at Valencia GP finale ahead of testing for next year’s season. On Monday, there will be final in-season tests marking first time many manufacturers will publicly trial their 2024 prototypes. Apart from acting as a test rider for KTM since retiring from racing, Pedrosa has taken on television punditry and made several appearances is Lamborghini Super Trofeo series this year.

    Pedrosa retired from full-time competition at Honda back in 2018 but continued working with them under different roles until taking up permanent residency with Red Bull Factory Racing Team.

    The former world champion had continually turned down opportunities to compete again until earlier this year when he finally stepped out of retirement and into action once more.

    Despite being involved in accidents leading up to these events such as crashing out during one practice session or colliding with other riders while racing – it seems like nothing can keep Pedrosa away from the track!

    It is not clear whether he will continue competing on a regular basis or if this was just a one-time thing, but fans are excited to see him back in action once again.

    Pedrosa’s Impressive Record

    During his MotoGP career, Pedrosa won 31 grands prix and finished second in the championship on three occasions. He has been praised for his skill as well as his consistency throughout his time racing professionally. The Spaniard has also taken part in various other motorsports events and competitions over the years, demonstrating his versatility and passion for all things related to speed. His return to MotoGP racing is sure to be watched closely by many fans around the world who have missed seeing him out on the track. In conclusion, Dani Pedrosa’s return to competitive motorcycle racing has caused quite a stir among fans of this exciting sport. With an impressive record behind him and an obvious love for all things related to speed and adrenaline-fueled competition – it seems like there is no stopping this talented rider anytime soon!

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