While it sounds like an April Fools joke… Pedrosa’s lawyer issued an apology to Spain’s Europa Press. In the statement Pedrosa admits to “following bad advice” and that he “committed an error.” Going on to apologize to his supporters, Pedrosa vows to look forward and be ready for the MotoGP season opener this weekend at Qatar.
The Europa Press account states that Pedrosa was one of 10 people caught doing the yachting test with a concealed earpiece device.
Pedrosa is not the only Spanish MotoGP competitor to run into embarrassing legal hurdles during the offseason. Hector Barbera was arrested for DUI in January, with the Pramac Racing rider also detained by Valencia authorities.