DANI PEDROSA TO RETIRE AT THE END OF 2018 AND TO BE NAMED MOTOGP LEGEND
After months of doubts regarding Dani Pedrosa’s future and a huge amount of rumors since the announcement of his future departure from the HRC, it is now finally official: the spaniard is about to retire and hang up the helmet for good.
“This is a decision that I’ve been thinking for a long time, it’s a very, very hard decision because this is the sport I love but despite having good opportunities to keep racing, I feel like I don’t live racing with such an intensity as before – and I now have different priorities in my life. I would like to express how fortunate I feel to have had this experience, this opportunity in my life, It’s been an amazing life to be out racing for such an important team and in front of all the fans. I can say that I achieved way more than I expected and I’m very very proud of all I’ve done in the sport.” – Dani Pedrosa
With 3 world championships, 153 grand prix podiums and 54 grand prix wins (31 in MotoGP), Dani Pedrosa founds himself 7th in the « All time Grand Prix winners » list. A palmares that didn’t went unnoticed as Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of DORNA SPORTS, announced the spaniard will be named a MotoGP Legend at Valencia.
“Dani Pedrosa is a true great, A World Champion on 125cc and 250cc machinery and one of the most successful riders we’ve ever had the pleasure of watching, Pedrosa has contributed an incredible amount to the world of motorcycle racing. With a legacy that includes his incredible winning run over so many years, and so many wins and podium finishes, we’re very proud that he will be inducted as a MotoGP Legend.” – Carmelo Ezpeleta
Despite de sadness of seeing him go, we would like to thanks Dani for all of these amazing years he gave us. It’s was a pleasure and honor to witness him becomes one of the Greatest of all time. He might to have a premiere class world title to his name but on his day, not even a horde of multiple times World Champions could beat him. Cheers to Dani’s career and let’s hope for many more podiums to come this season!