Pedrosa Won’t Race at Silverstone

dani_pedrosa_wont_race_at_silverstoneDani Pedrosa will be going three races without any points. The Repsol Honda rider has just announced that he will miss the next round of the 2011 MotoGP season at Silverstone. Pedrosa crashed during the Le Mans round and had to have surgery on his collarbone.

Pedrosa missed the Catalunya event, and with only a week to prepare for Silverstone, Pedrosa has decided that his best move is to rest up for at least another week.

“After dedicating some time entirely to recover, I have decided not to take part in the British Grand Prix this week,” Pedrosa said. “I’ve done everything I could to be fit in time for Silverstone, but the conditions are not right to return to compete with guarantees.”

The MotoGP riders are entering the heart of the season with 5 events in the next 7 weeks. After the Silverstone event, the MotoGP riders will have a rare week off, hopefully giving Pedrosa enough time to recover completely.

“I need to feel 100% fit before I get on the bike again and to be sure I can fight for the victory, I don’t want to go out there just to do laps,” Pedrosa said. “I’ve raced many times with pain and the experience tells me I’m still not ready to be competitive. I’ve decided not to take further risks and will instead continue my recovery process so I may return in the best possible way. It’s time for me to be logical and not only follow what my heart says, or my desire to return. I want to return as soon as possible, but I want to do it when I have ability to fight to win. It’s not the time yet.”

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Pedrosa Fractures Collarbone – Will Miss Sunday’s Race

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of

motogp_lorenzo_crash The only person who had a chance to challenge Jorge Lorenzo for the 2010 MotoGP championship, has broken his collarbone. Dani Pedrosa, who has won two of his last three races and was determined to finish the season strong, fractured his left collarbone during the opening free practice session at the JapanGP.

Pedrosa only made it around the track twice during the opening session, before he fell of his RC212V and suffered a triple-segment fracture to his left clavical.

Pedrosa was taken to see Michele Machiagodena, the MotoGP Medical Director. Machiagodena does not know how long Pedrosa will be out, but he will miss the race at Motegi for sure.

“When he crashed he suffered a multiple fracture of the left collarbone, and that requires an operation to have the best chance of returning to racing as soon as possible,” explained Macchiagodena. “But not for this race, of course.”

The MotoGP has races on the following two weekends, so Pedrosa doesn’t have much time to rest or recover.

Macchiagodena says that Pedrosa’s recovery depends on many things, but he is hopeful that he will be back in time for Australia in two weeks.