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Honda rider Dani Pedrosa (Nicknamed the Spanish Smurf) retires .

21 November 2018

. He's one of MotoGP's most loyal riders

 

In 2001, Dani made his World Championship debut – and ever since then he’s been on a Honda. He has received plenty of offers from other manufacturers but has always been faithful to the big H

 

He's battled on through one injury after another

 

Dani Pedrosa has had bad luck with injuries. Often, crashes would end with him sustaining a fracture. His worst year was in 2015. Dani was one of the favorites for the title but after finishing sixth in Qatar he announced his temporary retirement from MotoGP due to carpal tunnel syndrome on his right forearm. He had a successful operation but missed three races.

He's the king of the starts

It’s always been one of his secret weapons. Dani has always been one of the fastest out of the blocks in MotoGP but often struggled during the race with rear grip because of weight being only 51kg.

 

Dani's impressive 18 years in the Moto GP stable gave him:

3 World Championships ( in 125cc & 250cc Classes) he never won a Moto GP Championship. 

Starts 217

Wins 31

Podiums 112

Poles 31

Fastest Laps 44 

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