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    Default HRC and Dani Pedrosa to end partnership at the end of 2018

    Honda racing Corporation (HRC) and Dani Pedrosa have decided to part ways at the end of 2018. Pedrosa has been with HRC for a long time across different classes in the MotoGP World Championship. Honda has already begun looking for a partner Marc Marquez after the departure of Pedrosa.


    After 18 years together across three classes in the MotoGP World Championship, HRC and Dani Pedrosa have announced that their longstanding partnership will come to an end at the end of the 2018 season, by mutual agreement. The two have enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship and since 2006, when the Spaniard joined the Repsol Honda Team, he has earned 31 victories and was runner-up in the MotoGP Championship on three occasions - becoming the rider with the third most podiums in the premier class, behind only Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini.


    Over the years, Pedrosa has provided useful information and feedback to Honda which has helped the development of its machines. At the same time, Honda has given him the best technology and full support on the track.


    Dani Pedrosa said, “I want to thank HRC for all these years of great success. I have grown not only as a rider but also as a person with them. I will always have HRC in my memories and in my heart. In life we all need new challenges and I feel it’s time for a change. Thanks, HRC.”


    Yoshishige Nomura, President, HRC said, “Today is a sad day for me. On behalf of HRC, I want to thank Dani for all his hard and successful work, and to express our gratitude for these two decades together. We also wish him the very best of luck and success. Thanks, Dani.”

    Honda had been in talks with many riders as a replacement for Pedrosa. But the name that kept coming up is that of Jorge Lorenzo as his partnership with Ducati is also coming to an end. It has officially been announced today that Jorge Lorenzo will ride for Repsol Honda in 2019 and 2020.
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    Thumbs up Re: HRC and Dani Pedrosa to end partnership at the end of 2018

    I just hope Dani Pedrosa gets a ride for '19.

    He's been a thorough gentleman, a guy who only brought grace and laurels to the sport, not only on track but off it too. He's probably the only one who's never had any haters, at least none that I know of. But sadly, he was also the hospital's favourite GP star, with probably more time on hospital beds than any other (non handicapped) GP class racer presently...

    If he still doesn't get a ride, its a moral loss to MotoGP. I just hope he wins the big one- the MotoGP championship once, before he retires.



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