The 31-time MotoGP race winner and three-time world champion throughout the 125cc and 250cc courses made his automotive racing debut at Imola earlier this month within the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo Europe collection.
Pedrosa completed ninth within the Professional-Am class in his FFF Racing-run automotive 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 check 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 Autosport following his automotive racing debut at Imola, Pedrosa says increasing his four-wheel exploits will depend upon his development within the last two rounds of Tremendous Trofeo he’ll contest this 12 months and what his testing calendar with KTM will appear like in 2023.
“For certain my precedence now could be KTM,” Pedrosa stated when requested if he needed to embark on a full season of automotive racing sooner or later.
“So, my first calendar is that. I imply, I’ve to attend to see how I’m coming by the opposite two races I’ve left and see the way it develops for the longer term.
“However within the excellent scenario the place I might choose up pace and carry out a bit of bit higher, then it could be fascinating to at the least do one season and see the way it goes.
“However at all times I’ve to see if the calendar shouldn’t be matching one another.”
#29 Rexal FFF Racing, Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo Evo2: Daniel Pedrosa, Antonin Borga
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Pedrosa made his automotive 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 capable of focus on their outings.
“Effectively, 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 concerning the expertise to date and [he was] explaining about how you must keep on the road.
“In MotoGP we’re used to having the racing line which is quicker as a result of you’ve the rubber [on the line]. However we battle extra if you go off the road when it’s soiled.
“However with the vehicles you get the [rubber] pick-up.
“So, I used to be speaking to him when I’ve to maneuver and provides solution 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 manner.”
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 now have an outing within the Porsche Supercup.
When requested if he’d wish to see his previous MotoGP foes reunite on monitor on 4 wheels, Pedrosa stated: “It will be at the least humorous, for certain.
“It will be curious to see us in a special surroundings, though motorsport is fairly comparable. Nevertheless it could possibly be enjoyable.”