Friday, June 03, 2011

Dani Pedrosa to miss home race in Spain

Posted by Admin On 11:31 AM

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will take no part in this weekend's Catalan Grand Prix as his cracked right collarbone has taken longer than predictable to heal. Pedrosa suffered the injury at the French Grand Prix three weeks ago, falling after get in touch with with Marco Simoncelli as they fight over second place at Le Mans.

Simoncelli has been summoned to appear before race way this weekend to talk about that contentious clash, but Pedrosa will not be present at his home race as the bone has not heal as rapidly as had been hoped subsequent a process to insert a titanium plate two weeks ago.

A Repsol Honda statement read:unluckily, this weekend the Repsol Honda team will compete the fifth round of the 2011 MotoGP World finals, the Grand Prix of Catalunya, lacking Dani Pedrosa.

The Spaniard had surgery on the 18th May to repair a cracked right collarbone caused during his crash in the Le Mans race.It was hoped that through rehabilitation he would be ready to add this weekend in the Grand Prix of Catalunya, however, due the bone healing slower than predictable he has been forced to follow a more customary action.How the injury heals from this point on will decide the timetable for his return to rivalry.

Pedrosa had only lately returned to health after crack his left collarbone in practice for last season's Japanese Grand Prix, the injury effectively ended his 2010 championship hopes and was still causing him uneasiness at the start of 2011.This latest setback is a major blow to this season's title tilt, chiefly as Honda's latest personification of the RC212v has established to be the class of the field.

His non-finish in France left Pedrosa third in the rank, 17 points adrift of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and six at the back team-mate Casey Stoner. The next race on the calendar is the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend.

 

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