KTM does not oppose a return of Dani Pedrosa

The Austrian brand will not oppose a new appearance of the Spanish in MotoGP as a 'wild card': "He could be in Misano again, it is still in doubt if he will race there."


It has taken two and a half years to return to a race in the MotoGP World Championship, but it is not ruled out that there may be more before the end of the year. And, for this reason, KTM does not close the door to a new 'wild card' for Dani Pedrosa. The Spaniard had always been very distant before a possible return to the races, but once he felt that adrenaline of Sundays, he has not said no to the idea of a new return.He insisted throughout the weekend that his presence at the Styrian Grand Prix was only as a test rider, but seeing him again on the MotoGP grid has made many dream. In fact, when asked by Izaskun Ruiz, on DAZN, about a possible return to the competition in view of the free places that remained in the premier category, Pedrosa laughed and preferred "not to say anything." It is an almost impossible fact, but dreaming is still free.

What is clear is that KTM would like to see you on the bike again. In fact, they do not rule it out for this same 2021. The occasion could occur just in a month. Dani Pedrosa's wild card was scheduled for the Misano Grand Prix (to be held on September 19) but the rapid work of the brand, in terms of development, made it possible to advance dates and have its 2022 prototype ready for the Grand Prix. Styrian Prize, taking advantage of the fact that the Red Bull Ring is the track where they have done the most tests since their arrival at the test team.

“For us it was secondary in which grand prix he was going to race. Of course it was better to do it at Spielberg than at Misano, but had the bike not been ready, we would have waited, ”Pit Beirer, KTM sporting director, told the German edition of Motorsport.com. But, despite completing his wild card and finding the sensations he was looking for in a grand prix weekend, KTM will not object if Dani Pedrosa wants to go ahead with a new appearance at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit in Misano. Circuit where, in addition, he won his penultimate victory of his sports career, in 2017.

KTM will support the decision of the Spaniard

“He could be in Misano again, it is still in doubt if he will race there. There is no set racing calendar for Dani, there is a monthly work schedule. The results of each month's work determine what will be done the following month, ”added the former rider, hoping to have Pedrosa back on the MotoGP starting grid. And it is that, despite the fall caused by the red flag on the track in the first race that the World Championship has played in Austria, the Spanish met the objectives and closed the Top 10 of the appointment of the GP of Styria.

But, if the one from Castellar del Vallés says no, it won't mean a change in plans for the Austrian brand either: “If Pedrosa decides that he no longer wants to race in Misano, there will be no problem for us. But if instead you enjoy the Spielberg experience and want to race again, we will be happy. We do not have to give greater importance to whether he wants to do it or not, Dani is very important to us, whether he runs races or not ”, he added.

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