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The 31-time MotoGP race winner and three-time world champion throughout the 125cc and 250cc lessons made his automobile racing debut at Imola earlier this month within the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo Europe sequence.
Pedrosa completed ninth within the Professional-Am class in his FFF Racing-run automobile within the first race earlier than ending fourth within the second.
The Spaniard retired from MotoGP on the finish of 2018 and has been a take a look at rider for KTM ever since, making a one-off race look in final 12 months’s Styrian GP – the place he completed 10th having been caught up in a fiery tangle with Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori early on which introduced out a crimson flag.
Talking solely to Motorsport.com following his automobile racing debut at Imola, Pedrosa says increasing his four-wheel exploits will rely upon his development within the remaining two rounds of Tremendous Trofeo he’ll contest this 12 months and what his testing calendar with KTM will appear to be in 2023.
“For certain my precedence now could be KTM,” Pedrosa mentioned when requested if he needed to embark on a full season of automobile racing sooner or later. “So, my first calendar is that. I imply, I’ve to attend to see how I am coming by the opposite two races I’ve left and see the way it develops for the long run.
“However within the best state of affairs the place I’d decide up pace and carry out a bit of bit higher, then it might be fascinating to not less than do one season and see the way it goes.
“However at all times I’ve to see if the calendar is just not matching one another.”
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Pedrosa made his automobile racing debut on the identical weekend ex-MotoGP rival and two-wheeled legend Valentino Rossi had his maiden outing within the GT World Problem Europe.
The Spaniard’s pit field was truly positioned in entrance of Rossi’s, so the pair had been briefly in a position to focus on their outings.
“Nicely, truly it was a coincidence that my pit field was in entrance of his field,” Pedrosa added. “So, truly at one follow we met and we had two minutes of speaking in regards to the expertise to date and [he was] explaining about how it’s a must to keep on the road.
“In MotoGP we’re used to having the racing line which is quicker as a result of you might have the rubber [on the line]. However we battle extra whenever you go off the road when it is soiled.
“However with the automobiles you get the [rubber] pick-up.
“So, I used to be speaking to him when I’ve to maneuver and provides option to the quicker guys I get the pick-up after which the tyres vibrate and I can not take away the pick-up from the tyres to get the grip once more. So, this was one factor we skilled in the identical approach.”
Pedrosa and Rossi aren’t the one ex-MotoGP stars to be racing on 4 wheels in 2022, as three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo will contest the Italian Porsche Carerra Cup and still have an outing within the Porsche Supercup.
When requested if he’d prefer to see his previous MotoGP foes reunite on observe on 4 wheels, Pedrosa mentioned: “It might be not less than humorous, for certain.
“It might be curious to see us in a distinct atmosphere, though motorsport is fairly comparable. However it might be enjoyable.”