Dani Pedrosa returns to the competition, for the second time. The test pilot KTM will run as a guest in the Spanish GP 2023 MotoGP in Sherry (April 28-30), as announced by the Austrian house after the presentation of the official team of the queen class. He was the team manager Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, Francesco Guidottiwho detailed the participation moments after the closing of the act: “I received confirmation a few minutes ago that Dani will have a wild card in Jerez, which means how important it is for us and the contribution it can give us is high”, he explained to the audience. means the leader.
The event will be special for Pedrosa, because it is one of the grand prizes at home, because of the fans that pack Jerez and because it is a circuit that has a curve dedicated to Castellar del Valles. And he will not go there for a walk, he will go to compete, they warn from Austria: “If the race can be combined, Dani and our test team, together with the other guys and you work on future development parts, it is very good and very important, so I’m excited that he’s ready to wildcard. Reading between the lines, I wouldn’t make a wild card if I thought the bike wasn’t competitive, so I hope it gives us the right signal for that.” Pit Beirerdirector of KTM Motorsport.
Pedrosa got off the bike after Valencia 2018 and began his work as a test and development rider at KTM. He returned to the grid in Styria 2021, in Spielberg, Austria, the home date. After a rough start that forced the race to be restarted, the three-time world champion reached tenth place. It was his 296th grand prix, in which in addition to the three previously mentioned crowns, he has achieved 54 victories, 153 podiums and 49 pole positions.