The Spanish test driver commented and explained the news of his presence on the grid at Jerez as a wildcard, the reason being related to the Sprint race. On that track, however, there is a corner named after him
February 2, 2023
The days of Pedrosa goes for the 38 years and yet still has wants and motivation for learn. A few days ago the KTM team manager Francesco Guidotti confirmed that the Spaniard will compete in the Spanish GP: “We will make this wildcard – explained Pedrosa on social media – above all for get more experience in the sprint race and with the new MotoGP format”.
In short, Pedrosa, who is part of the MotoGP Hall of Fame, is back on the grid for better understand how to develop the bike with the Sprint race and how it can be done manage better a weekend that from now on will have two races. KTM has three testersin addition to Pedrosa there are also Kallio and the newcomer Folger.
Pedrosa will be at the start of a Grand Prix at 18 months since his last appearancerepresented by another wildcard riding the RC16, on the Austrian track of the Red Bull Ring for the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix. That day, the first start was troubled and he was involved in an accident in which a motorbike caught fire. After the second start he finished the race at tenth place.
In Jerez Pedrosa has won per three times in the premier class he will face a curve named after himnumber 6.
“I’m very happy to take part in this weekend because Jerez has a special atmosphere – said Pedrosa -. I can’t wait to meet all the fans again”.
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