Dani Pedrosa
PROFILE
Number #26
Date of birth 29 September 1985
Nationality Spain
Height 160cm
Weight 51kg
Blog http://blogs.repsol.com/competition/dani_pedrosa
CARRER
2001 Grand Prix debut
2001 8th 125cc World Championship
2002 3rd 125cc World Championship
2003 125c World Champion
2004 250cc World Champion
2005 250cc World Champion
2006 5th MotoGP World Championship
2007 2nd MotoGP World Championship
2008 3rd MotoGP World Championship
2009 3rd MotoGP World Championship
2010 2nd MotoGP World Championship
2011 4th MotoGP World Championship
Dani Pedrosa is one of the most succesful riders in Honda’s history and has achieved more podiums for the Japanese manufacturer than any other rider with a total of 97 (56 in the premier class). With three World Championship titles to his name (1 in 125cc and 2 in 250cc), Dani has also shown his great talent in the premier class and since his second year in MotoGP he has always been amongst the top four riders. The injuries he has sustained have possibly been the only reason why he is still chasing the title in MotoGP, as he will do again in 2012.

After his successful debut in the MotoGP class in 2006 where he finished 5th and won the Rookie of the Year title, Dani has finished in the top four of the MotoGP Championship every season (2nd in 2007 and 2010, and 3rd in 2008 and 2009, 4th in 2011). In 2011, the Spanish rider overcame a difficult start of the season after an accident in Le Mans, which resulted in three surgeries and a long and tough rehabilitation period. He finished the Championship with 3 victories, 9 podiums, 2 pole positions and 4 fastest laps, even after missing four Grands Prix, due to the injuries. His victories in Estoril and Sachsenring were special as they both came after operations on the collarbone, but his win in Japan also left a fantastic taste as it was the first Motegi victory for a Honda factory rider, at Honda’s home circuit.

After dominating the lower Grand Prix classes with three consecutive World Championship titles in 125 and 250 from 2003 to 2005, Pedrosa has proved his unquestionable talent, valuable experience and immense capacity of concentration and determination during these years in MotoGP. With 56 podiums, Dani lies in third position (behind Rossi and Stoner) of all time MotoGP podiums, of current riders and he is the second most successful Spanish rider with the most victories in all classes, behind Angel Nieto.
Dani Pedrosa
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