Pedrosa Re-Signs with Honda

Two-year extension for Spanish rider

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Sep. 16, 2010
Dani Pedrosa has signed a two-year contract extension with the Honda factory MotoGP team.

The Spanish racer has ridden Honda motorcycles throughout his entire 10-year Grand Prix career including the past five seasons in the premier MotoGP class. Pedrosa has a career-high four MotoGP wins so far this season with six rounds remaining. Pedrosa currently sits second in the standings to his countryman Jorge Lorenzo by 63 points.

“I’m really happy to be signing with Honda again. This has been the team of my dreams since I was a kid and that's still the same feeling I have now,” says Pedrosa. “We’ve had a long and successful relationship already and we believe together we can have even more success in the future. Over many years we have built up a very strong relationship and have enjoyed the successes and faced the difficulties together. We are at a good moment now and we must try to continue in this way. Our goal of course is to fight for victories every weekend and win the MotoGP world championship. I believe we have what it takes to do both of those things.”

Dani Pedrosa has won three World Championship titles with Honda, two in the 250cc class and one in the 125cc class.

Pedrosa will join Casey Stoner on the factory RC212V race bikes for the 2011 MotoGP season, giving Honda Racing Corporation a potent team.

“We are very pleased that Dani Pedrosa has re-signed to be a factory Honda rider, thus extending his longstanding and successful partnership with HRC,” says Tetsuo Suzuki. “Dani is clearly at the peak of his powers and has gelled with the RC212V to create a formidable combination. We believe his relationship with the machine and the team will continue to grow and that he will mount an extremely strong challenge for the MotoGP world title over the next two seasons.”