Sachsenring, runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has officially announced that he will retire from MotoGP at the end of the 2018 season.
The 32-year-old will be replaced by compatriot Jorge Lorenzo next year at Repsol Honda.
Rather than having to defend the satellite team, Pedrosa prefers to end his Grand Prix racing career in Valencia next November.
After delaying his decision on his future in Catalunya and Assen, Pedrosa has finally announced his official resignation from MotoGP.
“I will finish my MotoGP career this season and there is no race next year.
This is a difficult decision because this is a sport I like,” said Pedrosa in Sachsenring.
“I want to express how lucky I am to have this opportunity.
It is a great life to be an important team and in front of all fans.
So I can say I achieved more than I expected and I am very proud of everything I do in this sport.
I fulfill my dream of becoming a racer and this is something I did not expect as a kid watching the racers on TV.
Thanks to everyone who has helped me and now it’s time to start a new chapter,” Pedrosa concluded.
Pedrosa has been a Honda rider since his grand prix debut in the 125cc class, in the 2001 season ago. (DN/eV)