Pedrosa to join Marc Marquez in Texas for Rd 3 of MotoGP Championship

Marc and Dani have strong records at the technical, 5.513 km, Texas circuit.

Dani Pedrosa has climbed the Circuit of the Americas podium three times, out of the four occasions, on which he has raced in Austin. (File Photo)   -  AFP

After undergoing a successful surgery to his right wrist, a week ago, Dani Pedrosa has begun his rehab period and he will join Marc Marquez, in the United States, to try and take part in the third round of the MotoGP World Championship, in Austin.

Marc and Dani have strong records at the technical, 5.513 km, Texas circuit. Marc took his first MotoGP pole and victory at the venue in 2013 and has continued to post flawless qualifying performances and victories there, ever since, bringing his tally of consecutive successes in the USA to 11, across all classes.

Pedrosa has climbed the Circuit of the Americas podium three times, out of the four occasions, on which he has raced there. The Repsol Honda Team, in turn, have a streak of 14 GP wins in a row on American soil, starting with Pedrosa’s Indianapolis victory, in 2010.

READ: F1 to finalise 2021 engine regulations in May

“Since the operation, I started feeling a bit better every day. I’ve been doing exercises to gain mobility and reduce the inflammation. Little by little, I’m recovering muscle tone, and this allows me to see some progress. From here, it’s difficult to know our real possibilities,” Pedrosa said.

“We’re going to a difficult track, and until I’m back on my bike, I won’t be able to really know my situation. However, what’s clear to me, at this moment, is that it’s well worth it, to travel and try. An important part of my strength, to go to Austin, comes from your messages of support. So, thank you very much to all of you.”