Motorcycle Racing News Dani Pedrosa talks MotoGP in Madrid

Dani Pedrosa talks MotoGP in Madrid

Respol Team Launch

The Palacio de Deportes in Madrid Spain hosted the presentation of the Repsol Honda MotoGP Team in a festive atmosphere. Rider Dani Pedrosa, who appeared on stage on a trail bike, was the focus of the attention of the spectators.

The highlight of the show coincided with the presentation of the Repsol Honda RC212V 2010. The motorcycle came down from the roof of the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid amid a light and music show, to the surprise of the audience. The official Honda HRC factory bikes will wear the colors of Repsol for yet one more year.

For the first time, 24 lucky followers of the Repsol Fan page on Facebook were able to enjoy the Repsol Honda Team presentation free and acted as reporters for a day thanks to Repsol. These were the ones chosen to broadcast everything that was happening at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid live on Facebook and Twitter.

The race fans gathered in the Palacio de Deportes heard the opinions of Pedrosa first hand and listened to Dani’s expectations for the exciting season that is about to start.

Dani Pedrosa Speaks…


“To be here for the Repsol Honda Team launch and to see the support of all our fans is a great feeling. I’m feeling really motivated for the coming season and our targets are clear – to improve in every area and consistently fight for race wins.”


“It’s especially good to be here today because last year I couldn’t be at the team presentation because I was injured – and that was a strange feeling, sitting at home watching it. So I’m starting this season in a really positive mood.”


“In general it has been a very good winter for me and much better than the last one. I have been able to do a lot of physical training and work on my fitness levels. Also I was able to rest after the end of the last season and, even though I had a small operation to remove a screw from my wrist, the recovery period after this was very short and I can begin the year in very good shape. The training will help me a lot throughout the season to maintain my maximum performance.”


“At the last test in Sepang we couldn’t make all the progress we would have like to have done, but we still have two more days of testing ahead of us and we will take the maximum profit from them to prepare for the first race. In Qatar we will be working to improve a few more areas with the machine and I’m sure that when we solve these issues we will take a big step forward – and I hope to do it in Qatar. I’m looking forward to this season”.

Pedrosa will be back in action on the RC212V next week at the Losail circuit (Qatar), where the last pre-season test will be held. The new MotoGP season will start on April 11th at this same circuit, which is expected highly contested.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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