Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
Daniel Pedrosa Ramal (born 29 September 1985) is a Spanish semi-retired Grand Prix motorcycle racer who retired from regular competition after the 2018 season. He is a 3-time World Champion being the 125cc world champion in 2003, 250cc world champion in 2004 becoming the youngest to win it and repeated it in 2005. Pedrosa is best known for his time with the Repsol Honda Team in the MotoGP class finishing championship runner-up in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and is one of the most successful modern MotoGP riders with 31 MotoGP victories and 112 podiums.
Pedrosa is a test and development rider for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. In 2021, he returned to race for KTM as a wildcard rider in Austria at the Styrian grand prix.
Since moving to MotoGP in 2006 Pedrosa won races in twelve consecutive seasons in the championship (2006–2017) and his win tally of 31 Premier Class wins makes him tied for 8th most in history. Pedrosa's 2012 season is regarded as his best as he went on to win seven premier class races, the most by any rider that season but retirements in San Marino and Philip Island ultimately cost him the title. His points tally of 332 remains the highest non winning points tally in the history of MotoGP. Pedrosa spent all of his 13 full-time seasons riding for Repsol Honda from 2006 until the end of 2018. In 2019, the former Curva Dry Sac, a corner at the Spanish Circuito de Jerez, was renamed Curva Dani Pedrosa (English: Dani Pedrosa Corner) in his honour.
Pedrosa finished within the top four in 10 of his first 12 MotoGP seasons and is considered the best MotoGP rider to not win the MotoGP World Championship.
FearFear is feeling, is not what do you think. That feeling keeps your body in every way to 100% and makes you react like a wild animal. It gives you that extra than you have in a normal
It's two seasons since I raced in Sepang and I'm looking forward to it now. It's a track where you have a little bit of everything - it's hard to ride, it's hot, there are fast and slow corners, hard braking, long straights and everybody has references from the tests. Nevertheless, we need to wait to see on Friday what the temperature and track conditions are like to understand how the tyres will work, because it's normally very slippery. I'm really enjoying racing at the moment and I want to continue like this, pushing the maximum from our side without thinking about the others.
Whenever you make a big effort and take risks, getting good results and points is very rewarding.