Pedrosa raced within the premier class between 2006 and 2018, profitable 31 instances and ending runner-up within the championship on three events – doing all of this with Honda.
Retiring on the finish of 2018, Pedrosa joined KTM as its official check rider and has made two wildcard outings with the model, in Austria in 2021 and in final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
FEATURE: 10 things we learned from the 2023 MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix
Pedrosa surprised on his MotoGP return, topping FP1, qualifying sixth and ending there within the dash, whereas managing a preventing seventh within the grand prix.
The Spaniard’s wildcard outing was about gathering extra information on the RC16 in race situations, doing so at a venue round which he has reduce numerous laps.
Commenting on how invaluable Pedrosa’s enter was over the Jerez weekend, through which KTM loved double podiums in each the dash and the grand prix, Binder mentioned: “Dani has positively executed fairly just a few laps of testing right here, however on the finish of the day the way in which we began right here over the weekend is the way in which we completed in America.
“So, for positive he’s bought just a few various things happening. It’s thrilling instances for us.
“Dani did an unreal job for us this weekend. You may always remember what number of instances this man has received and he’s greater than particular.
“There’s so much to study for him and we’re fortunate to have him. He’s positively the perfect check rider anybody can ask for.”
Brad Binder, Crimson Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
After his second dash win of the season at Jerez and a second place in the principle race, Binder now sits third within the standings, 25 factors behind world championship chief Francesco Bagnaia.
With KTM going so strongly at Jerez and pulling itself into early championship competition, Binder believes the 2023 RC16 is “the most important step” the Austrian model has made since his debut in 2020.
“Effectively, my 2020 bike, the MotoGP area has come on up to now since 2020,” Binder mentioned when requested if that is the perfect RC16 he’s raced.
“Each single yr issues have gotten a lot extra aggressive, the bikes are so significantly better.
“And I’ve little doubt that is the most important step we’ve made in direction of the entrance.
“I’m loving my bike for the time being, it provides me a number of confidence.
“I’m grateful to be on this place proper now the place I really feel I’ve bought a incredible machine beneath me, and it’s as much as me to provide the products.”