|Date : 09/07/2014|
TOKYO, Japan, July 9, 2014 - Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Dani Pedrosa that will see the Spanish rider remain in the factory Honda team for a further two years, until the end of 2016.
Dani, who currently lies third (level on points with second place Valentino Rossi) in the current FIM Road Racing World Championship season approaching the halfway point, will extend his contract with Honda, with whom he has raced since his debut in the World Championship in 2001. Dani, three-time World Champion (2003 in 125cc, 2004 and 2005 in 250cc) debuted in MotoGP in 2006 in the Repsol Honda Team, claiming the Rookie of the Year title and fifth position in the Championship. He has been both 2nd and third in the premier class on three occasions.
Dani Pedrosa's World Championship Statistics:
Podiums: 90 (25 x 1st, 35 x 2nd, 30 x 3rd)
Fastest Race Laps: 40
Best World Championship positions: 2nd (2012, 2010, 2007), 3rd (2013, 2009, 2008)
Podiums: 24 (15 x 1st, 8 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd)
Fastest Race Laps: 15
World Champion: 2005, 2004
Podiums: 17 (8 x 1st, 4 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd)
Fastest Race Laps: 5
World Champion: 2003