Dani Pedrosa returns to MotoGP with KTM

The Spaniard will race as a Wild Card at the Styrian GP with the aim of advancing the development of the KTM RC16.

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The Spanish Dani Pedrosa, which was withdrawn from a MotoGP After finishing the 2018 season, he will run again in the main category of the Motorcycle World Championship in the next Styrian Grand Prix (Austria), to be held on August 8, as the Wild Card of KTM.

The 35-year-old Catalan has a total of 31 wins and 112 podiums in his 13 seasons in the premier class (2006-2018). In 2019, after his retirement, he became a test pilot for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.

Dani PedrosaPedrosa acknowledged that it has been "very interesting" be part of the KTM project and be able to share your "experience" with the team. "Step by step we have done the best we could and it is interesting to play a race again because it gives you a different perspective compared to a normal test", he said.

“It has been a long time since my last race and of course the mentality for a Grand Prix is ​​very different from that of a test. My goal is to try to test some things on the bike in a race situation. I want to understand the requests that the pilots may have for the different sessions and technical characteristics. Looking at it from home I can see the improvements in the bikes, but to better understand we will do this Wild Card ", Anadio.

Dani Pedrosa“It's hard to talk about my expectations after being away from the competition for so long. Everything may or may not fit, but we will try to enjoy the weekend as much as we can "He said.

For his part, the KTM Team Manager, Mike leitner, was delighted with the return of Pedrosa. “It will be curious to see Dani Pedrosa in MotoGP again. He has been away from racing for quite some time, but it will be valuable to have him in the Red Bull Ring pit to analyze the strengths and not so strengths of our KTM RC16 in Grand Prix conditions ”, he claimed.

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