Dani Pedrosa retires from MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa retires from MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa
photo: Honda

Dani Pedrosa announced that he is retiring from MotoGP at the end of the current season.

Dani Pedrosa, known around the paddock as ‘The Little Samurai’ today announced he will hang up his MotoGP racing overalls at the end of the season, bringing an end to an illustrious MotoGP career

Repsol Honda rider Pedrosa, 32, has lined up 206 times on the grid of a MotoGP race, finishing on the podium in 112 of those races, winning 31 of them.

He said at the Sachsenring: “It’s a 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 the same intensity as before.”

“I achieved way more than I expected and I’m very, very proud of what I’ve done in the sport. I’ve fulfilled my dream of becoming a racer.”

Daniel Pedrosa Ramal was born on 29 September 1985. He grew up in a village near Sabadell called Castellar del Vallès. Pedrosa is the youngest world champion in 250cc Grands Prix. In spite of never being MotoGP world champion, Pedrosa has won races in twelve consecutive seasons in the championship (2006-2017). He has also finished as championship runner-up on three occasions (2007, 2010 and 2012). Pedrosa spent 13 seasons riding for Repsol Honda until 2018, upon which he is to leave the team at the end of the current season.