Dani Pedrosa

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Full Name : Daniel Pedrosa Ramal

Country : Spain 🇪🇸

Career Statistics

Championships : 3 | Races : 296 | Poles : 49 | Wins : 54



Dani Pedrosa, born in Sabadell, Spain, began his racing journey in the Movistar Activa Cup in 1999. His talent caught the eye of Alberto Puig, leading to his entry into the 125cc World Championship in 2001. Pedrosa swiftly rose through the ranks, winning his first championship in the 125cc class in 2003, followed by consecutive titles in the 250cc class in 2004 and 2005.

In 2006, Pedrosa made his debut in MotoGP with Repsol Honda and secured his first victory in only his third race, becoming the youngest rider to win in all three classes. Despite a series of injuries hampering his progress, Pedrosa consistently showcased his speed and skill on the Honda RC212V.

Pedrosa’s potential as a title contender became evident in 2007 when he finished second in the championship standings, highlighted by victories at Sachsenring and Valencia. However, injuries continued to plague his campaigns, notably a hand injury in 2008 that dashed his championship hopes.

In 2009, Pedrosa displayed resilience by bouncing back from injuries to secure podium finishes, including a victory at Laguna Seca. Despite his efforts, he finished third in the championship behind Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

The following year, Pedrosa emerged as Lorenzo’s main challenger for the championship, securing victories at iconic circuits like Mugello and Sachsenring. However, a collarbone injury sustained at the Japanese Grand Prix dashed his title aspirations, and he settled for the runner-up spot.

In 2011, Pedrosa faced stiff competition from teammate Casey Stoner but showcased his skill with wins at Estoril, Sachsenring, and Motegi. However, injuries, including a broken collarbone, hindered his consistency, and he finished fourth in the championship.

The 2012 season saw Pedrosa in strong form, winning seven races and challenging for the title until a crash at Misano and another at Phillip Island ended his hopes. Despite this setback, Pedrosa’s performances marked one of his best MotoGP campaigns.

In 2013, Pedrosa faced tough competition from rookie sensation Marc Marquez and struggled to match his teammate’s pace. Although he secured wins, injuries and mechanical issues affected his consistency, and he finished third in the championship.

The following year saw Pedrosa battling arm pump issues and struggling to match Marquez’s dominance. Despite winning at Brno, he finished a distant fourth in the championship.

In 2015, Pedrosa underwent aggressive surgery to address his arm pump issues and made a strong comeback, winning races at Aragon and Sepang. His consistent performances towards the end of the season showcased his resilience and determination.

In 2016, Pedrosa faced challenges adapting to the new Michelin tires and electronics but secured a memorable victory at Misano. However, injuries sustained at Motegi hampered his progress, although he secured a new contract with Repsol Honda.

The 2017 season marked Pedrosa’s final MotoGP wins at Jerez and Valencia before announcing his retirement. Despite a difficult start to the season and the announcement of Jorge Lorenzo joining Repsol Honda, Pedrosa remained competitive, finishing fourth in the championship.

After retiring from MotoGP, Pedrosa joined KTM as a test rider, contributing to the development of their MotoGP bike. He briefly returned to racing in 2021 as a wildcard entry, demonstrating his enduring skill and competitiveness.

Throughout his career, Pedrosa’s talent, determination, and resilience made him one of the most successful riders in MotoGP history, despite never winning a premier-class title.

Recently Dani Pedrosa took 3rd podium place at Jerez [2024] in Tissot sprint race.