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Old 07-11-2018, 08:17 PM
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Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

According to RoadRacing World...

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...e-sachsenring/
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

Yeah, the last few races have been a demonstration of just not caring anymore by him.
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

He's been at it a long time and has had a great career if he truly has lost the desire then it is the right decision.

I wish him well and will miss seeing him racing.
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

For a while Pedrosa was considered one of the "Aliens" but he appears to struggle more and more over this season, and time waits for no one.
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

He's probably the most busted up racer still racing....yup, his body's say'n NO MORE HURT!!
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

I wonder why at Sachsenring??? Why not just announce it?

He has always been one of the good guys. Little drama to his racing. No controversy, really except when he took out Hayden (RIP, brother) late in that championship season.

I'm sure the injuries just caught up to him and the desire waned, but I wonder if this played into his decision to retire. If he ended up at yamaha, he would have been expected to provide some important data regarding the Honda to Yamaha. Was that just too unpalatable to him?
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

Here is another viewpoint from Asphalt & Rubber...

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rum...-announcement/
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

That makes more sense...
Being a Honda brand ambassador in the future might be worth more to Pedrosa than a couple years at a competitor on noncompetitive machinery.
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

Just goes to show that you can be right there, one of the aliens, and still not be the best in the World. Good luck to Pedrosa wherever he lands.
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Re: Pedrosa to announce retirement at Sachsenring

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/more-...-hall-of-fame/

After announcing his retirement at the end of the season, the Spaniard will be inducted into the MotoGP Legends Hall of Fame at Valencia

As decided by the Permanent Bureau formed by FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, three-time World Champion Dani Pedrosa will become a MotoGP™ Legend when he hangs up his leathers, with the Spaniard set to be inducted into the MotoGP™ Legends Hall of Fame at the season finale at Valencia. Pedrosa won the 125 Championship in 2003, the 250 title in 2004 and 2005, and is one of the most successful riders of all time in the premier class.

Pedrosa’s international career began in 2001 in the 125 World Championship. As a rookie, he took two podiums and finished his first season within the top ten overall in eighth. The following year he took his first wins – three of them – to finish the season third overall, before he went two better in 2003 and won his first title with five wins.

Despite breaking both his ankles in a crash at the end of 2003, the ‘Little Samurai’ then moved up to the 250 World Championship for 2004 – and won on his debut. At 18 years and 202 days old Pedrosa became the youngest rider to win in the class, and it was on his way to becoming the youngest ever intermediate class World Champion at 19 years and 18 days old. In 2005, he defended the crown.

2006 marked Pedrosa’s debut in the premier class. On the podium first time out in Jerez and then needing only four races to take his first win when he took to the top step in Shanghai, one of the most successful premier class riders ever had arrived on the scene. He took another win in his rookie year, at Donington Park, and ended the year in the top five.

In 2007 Pedrosa was second overall to only Casey Stoner and added more wins and podiums to his tally, and he was in the top three in the Championship in 2008 – despite breaking his right hand in pre-season testing and sitting out the US GP after injuring his left hand at the German GP. In 2009 he managed the same top three despite more struggles with injury, and in 2010 was runner-up once again. 2011 was another battle through the pain barrier, before an incredible assault on the title in 2012 that saw the Spaniard only narrowly miss out on the crown – and win the most races that year.

In 2013 Pedrosa was leading the standings before a collarbone break and was third overall, and in 2014 he suffered with arm problems throughout the season and despite that, took another win. 2015 began with career-saving surgery to fix the problem, and Pedrosa was back on the top step towards the end of the year at Motegi and at Sepang. In 2016 he won at Misano as he destroyed the field, and 2017 saw him make another piece of history as he took to the top step in the 3000th race counting towards the World Championship, in Jerez. He also won the season finale in style, underlining an incredible achievement: he’s the first rider in history to win at least one Grand Prix per season for 16 consecutive years.

After taking the third most podiums of all time behind only Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini, Pedrosa retires at the end of 2018 – and will now join the ranks of MotoGP™ Legends.

“Dani Pedrosa is a true great,” says Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. “A World Champion on 125cc and 250cc machinery and one of the most successful riders we’ve ever had the pleasure of watching, Pedrosa has contributed an incredible amount to the world of motorcycle racing over a long and distinguished career in MotoGP. With a legacy that includes his incredible winning run over so many years, and so many wins and podium finishes, we’re very proud that he will be inducted as a MotoGP Legend.”
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