News 8 Jun 2011

Pedrosa confirms he's ruled out of this weekend's British MotoGP at Silverstone

Pedrosa's Le Mans collarbone injury is still on the mend.

Pedrosa's Le Mans collarbone injury is still on the mend.

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has confirmed he will not race in this weekend’s British MotoGP round at Silverstone.

Pedrosa has done everything in his power to heal his broken collarbone suffered after an incident with San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli at Le Mans, but isn’t quite ready to return to the track.

“After dedicating some time entirely to recover, I have decided not to take part in the British Grand Prix this week. I’ve done everything I could to be fit in time for Silverstone, but the conditions are not right to return to compete with guarantees,” Pedrosa commented.

After having the collarbone plated shortly after the injury, Pedrosa had hoped he would only miss the Catalunya round of the series. Despite his urgency to get back on the bike, he wants to be fit and able to compete for race wins when he returns to competition.

“I need to feel 100% fit before I get on the bike again and to be sure I can fight for the victory, I don’t want to go out there just to do laps. I’ve raced many times with pain and the experience tells me I’m still not ready to be competitive,” Pedrosa continued.

“I’ve decided not to take further risks and will instead continue my recovery process so I may return in the best possible way.”

“It’s time for me to be logical and not only follow what my heart says, or my desire to return. I want to return as soon as possible, but I want to do it when I have ability to fight to win. It’s not the time yet.”