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Dani Pedrosa

A consistent title contender througout his GP career, Dani Pedrosa has been campaigning from Day 1 for the Repsol Honda team.

Dani Pedrosa is riding through the pain this weekend in Indianapolis. He will start Sundays 28-lap race from the front row.
Rider: Daniel "Dani" Pedrosa
Nickname: Spanish Smurf, Pedrobot, The Slide King
Born: September 29, 1985 in Sabadell, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Team: Repsol Honda
Machine: Honda RC212V (#26)
Dani Pedrosa is a racing phenomenon, plain and simple. The Spanish superstar turned everything he touched into a championship trophy in his early years. He was the youngest rider to win back-to-back 125cc and 250cc Grand Prix championships in 2003 and 2004 respectively. In 2005, after sustaining a shoulder injury, he had eight wins and 14 podium finishes en route to another 250cc World Championship title. The year after Dani joined the Repsol Honda team in 2006 to test his mettle in the MotoGP class.

His first year in the premier class was a successful one, with Pedrosa tallying two wins and eight podiums and taking Rookie of the Year honors. The diminutive Spaniard was in the running for the title right up until the final two rounds when he crashed out at Estoril. But, even more shocking, he also took out his title-leading teammate, Nicky Hayden, in the process. Pedrosa made up for the boneheaded maneuver as best he could by shielding Hayden at the Valencia finale.

Repsol Hondas Dani Pedrosa managed third in the books despite lingering pain from his collarbone injury last season. - Sepang
Dani Pedrosa took second overall in the '10
MotoGP series despite breaking his collar-
bone near the end of the season.
Heading into 2007 and the 800cc era, Pedrosa was poised for a title run but could not come close to the dominance of his 250 rival, Casey Stoner. However, Pedrosa was able to best Valentino Rossi in the final round of the season to steal second-place in the championship. For 2008 Pedrosa was on the RC212V, albeit running the Number 2 plate. In 2008 Dani was one of the most consistent riders in the paddock, with two wins and 11 podium finishes throughout the season.

Pedrosa suffered a pre-season crash in 2009 but the determined Spaniard faced the fierce competition head-on, finishing third overall. Repsol Honda and Pedrosa rejoined forces again in 2010 for one of their best performances yet. Toward the end of the season, however, Pedrosa suffered disappointment when a crash left him with a badly broken collarbone. Despite this, the Spaniard finished second overall behind Jorge Lorenzo, and his season included four wins, five podium finishes and four pole victories.

For 2011 Pedrosa will be campaigning aboard Repsol Honda for the sixth straight season in MotoGP. He will be joined by new teammate, Casey Stoner.

Pedrosa started the 2011 season with a string of competitive finishes, including a race win at Estoril. Prior to the Portuguese round the Repsol rider decided to undergo surgery to address a loss of feeling in his left arm. With recovery complete and a win under his belt Pedrosa headed to Le Mans for Round 4 where his fortunes took a turn for the worse. During the race he was challenging for podium position with the late Marco Simoncelli and the two made contact, causing Pedrosa to go down and break his right collarbone. Simoncelli was penalized for the incident with a ride through penalty but for Pedrosa it resulted in four straight zero points-taking rounds as he recovered.

By the time he was able to return he had slipped to seventh in the standings. He finished off the season with two more race wins and a number of podiums, ending in fourth-place.

Pedrosa continued with Repsol Honda in 2012. He notched a number of second- and third-place results through the first half of the season, earning his first race win in Round 8 at Sachsenring. From there Pedrosa mounted his strongest performance in MotoGP to-date, winning six additional races in the latter portion of the season and coming within sight of his first GP title. In the penultimate round at Phillip Island his hopes were lost after a low-side crash in the opening laps damaged his bike to the point he could no longer ride. Pedrosa took the race win the following round but finished 18 points adrift of the leader in second overall.

The Repsol rider continued with Honda into 2013 with new teammate, Marc Marquez. In the opening races of the season Pedrosa was a clear contender for the top-spot, winning two races and earning three second-place finishes through the first six races of the year. In Round 8 at Sashsenring Pedrosa hit another spot of bad luck when a high-side in practice left him with a broken collarbone. He missed the German round but was able to return for the following contest at less than 100%. Pedrosa worked his way back into podium range through the subsequent rounds as he tried to ascend back to the top of the points standings, but then an incident at Aragon set him even further back.

Pedrosa was battling with Marquez early in the race when Marquez came in too fast to a turn and was forced wide. He and Pedrosa made slight contact, which was enough to sever Pedrosa’s traction control wire and send him into a high-side crash that ended his race. He lost significant ground in the points tally and only had four races remaining to gather back what he’d lost. Though he notched a race win and three more podiums following the Aragon misfortune, Pedrosa missed a chance at the GP title again, finishing the 2013 season in third-place.
Dani Pedrosa Career History
2013 - 3rd MotoGP - Honda
2012 - 2nd MotoGP - Honda
2011 - 4th MotoGP - Honda
2010 - 2nd MotoGP - Honda
2009 - 3rd MotoGP - Honda
2008 - 3rd MotoGP - Honda
2007 - 2nd MotoGP - Honda
2006 - 5th MotoGP - Honda
2005 - 1st 250cc MotoGP - Honda
2004 - 1st 250cc MotoGP - Honda
2003 - 125cc World Champion - Honda
2002 - 3rd 125 MotoGP - Honda
2001 - 8th 125 MotoGP - Honda
1995 - 4th 125cc Spanish Championship
1994 - 8th MoviStar Activa Joven Honda Cup
1993 - 1st Spanish Pocket Bike Championship
1992 - 3rd Spanish Pocket Bikes Championship

Dani Pedrosa News & Articles
Early PI Mistake Ends Pedrosas Title Bid
Monday, October 29, 2012
Dani Pedrosa desperately needed points at Phillip Island to sustain his title fight, but the Repsol Honda pilot scored zero with an early DNF.
Pedrosa Reverses Fortunes in the Wet
Monday, October 22, 2012
Notorious for his poor performances in wet conditions, Dani Pedrosa reverses his fortunes with a masterful win at Sepang, while teammate Casey Stoner returns to the podium.
Victorious Pedrosa Not Counting on Support
Monday, October 01, 2012
Victorious at Aragon, Dani Pedrosa is not counting on support from his Repsol Honda teammate Casey Stoner during the closing rounds of the 2012 MotoGP title fight.
Lorenzo and Pedrosa Reflect on Title Twist
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo took a giant step towards claiming a second MotoGP world title in Misano after main rival Dani Pedrosa’s championship hopes suffered a huge blow.
Pedrosa Jubilant  Stoner Frustrated at Brno
Monday, August 27, 2012
HRC riders found wildly different fates at Brno, with Dani Pedrosa taking a critical victory and closing the title gap, while reigning champion Casey Stoner has to concede his title hopes due to injury.
Interview with Dani Pedrosa
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa discusses the 2012 MotoGP season so far, his RC213V's performance, and sharing the track with CRT machines.
Repsol Honda Confirms Marquez and Pedrosa
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Honda Racing announces Marc Marquez will join long-time Repsol rider Dani Pedrosa on the factory squad for the 2013-2014 MotoGP seasons.
Pedrosa Relieved by Sachsenring Win
Monday, July 09, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa finds relief in his Sachsenring MotoGP win, the Spaniard breaking his long-running victory drought.
Pedrosa Frustrated with Catalunya Second
Monday, June 04, 2012
Dani Pedrosa remains winless in 2012, with the Spaniard frustrated at his home Catalunya GP by rival Jorge Lorenzo.
Dani Pedrosa Arrested in Valencia
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has reportedly been arrested in Valencia, Spain for cheating on a boat licensing test.
2012 Honda MotoGP Team Debuts in Sepang
Monday, January 30, 2012
Current MotoGP champion Casey Stoner and teammate Dani Pedrosa revealed the all-new Honda RC213V on the eve of the start of the official Sepang test in Malaysia.
Dani Pedrosa to Miss Silverstone GP
Monday, June 06, 2011
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa will miss the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as he attempts a full recovery from a broken collarbone.
Dani Pedrosa Has Surgery on Collarbone
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery today to repair the right collarbone he broke in a crash at Le Mans.
Pedrosa Uncertain on Catalunya Return
Monday, May 16, 2011
Dani Pedrosa considers whether to undergo surgery for his broken collar bone, his participation at the upcoming Catalunya Grand Prix in doubt.
Dani Pedrosa Begins Surgery Rehabilitation
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa begins the second stage of his recovery in order to participate in the Grand Prix of Portugal on May 1st.
Dani Pedrosa Undergoes Surgery
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery this week to restore feeling in his left arm caused by a previous injury sustained last year in Japan.
Repsol Honda Confirms Three Riders for 11
Monday, November 08, 2010
Repsol and Honda will re-unite once again to feature a three-rider team for the 2011 MotoGP Championship, including Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner.
Honda Sticks with Pedrosa and Dovizioso
Friday, August 14, 2009
During a press conference at the Brno circuit, Mr. Suzuki was able to confirm that HRC has come to a basic agreement with both Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso to continue riding in the factory Honda squad next season.
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