Second in championship points and ready to race on home soil this coming weekend at Motorland Aragon, Round 13 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship, Dani Pedrosa spent Thursday entertaining hundreds of fans in Aragon.
On Thursday morning, the sixth floor of El Corte Inglés department store located in the center of Aragon capital Zaragoza was turned into a mock up of the Repsol Honda team box. Pedrosa was on hand, signing autographs next to his 2007 Honda RC212V just 24 hours before the practice sessions begin in Spain.
Dani Pedrosa says: “I’m really happy to be back in Zaragoza. It’s a city where the fans always treat me really well. We were here with the Repsol people a couple of years ago for the 2008 Expo Zaragoza and, during our visit, they made us ambassadors of the city. Now we’re back for the Aragón Grand Prix and today, I’ve been able to enjoy the hospitality of the Aragon people again.”
“I think it was a great idea to meet them in my ‘office’ so they were able to see close up the environment I work in during the Grand Prix weekends. I would have liked to stay with them longer, answering all their questions, but the weekend has already begun for us and we have a lot of work to do now at the circuit. I hope they all come this weekend to support us because it’s an important extra help to us over the weekend.”
While visiting Pedrosa in the team box, fans were able to experience what it is like being on the inside of a MotoGP team’s competition box, where racers and teams do all their work at MotoGP events.
Repsol Honda says of the boxes, “like in an operating theatre, the cleanliness and order are fundamental inside the box as it is there where the teams handle the highest technology to get the fastest motorbikes on the planet out onto the track.”
The Aragon Grand Prix is the third of four races in Spain, the most of any country on the 2010 MotoGP schedule. Pedrosa trails the championship leader, Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, also of Spain, by 63 points.