Ex-MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa to make automobile racing debut in 2022 - Motor Informed
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Ex-MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa to make automobile racing debut in 2022

Pedrosa referred to as time on his storied MotoGP profession on the finish of the 2018 season, having made his debut within the premier class in 2006.  

A Honda rider for all of his grand prix profession, successful a 125cc title and two 250cc titles from 2003-2005, Pedrosa was three-times a championship runner-up in MotoGP and received 31 races within the prime class.  

Following his retirement, Pedrosa took on a task as KTM’s official check rider, which he continues to do at the moment.  

However the Spaniard will department out in 2022 to compete in a three-round marketing campaign within the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo Europe in a 3rd automobile entered by FFF Racing.  

Pedrosa will share the staff’s Huracan Tremendous Trofeo EVO2 with skilled sportscar driver Antonin Borga at Imola, Misano and the Algarve Worldwide Circuit.  

“I am very joyful to begin this new journey with Lamborghini and the FFF Racing Group,” Pedrosa stated.  

“It is my first expertise on the 4 wheels and, though I nonetheless have so much to be taught, I really feel very excited.

“I am unable to wait to be taught all of the methods of the commerce and begin at my greatest.  

“The hope is clearly to have enjoyable!” 

Pedrosa made a one-off MotoGP outing as a wildcard for KTM on the Styrian Grand Prix final 12 months, through which he completed 10th having been concerned in a fiery crash with Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori which introduced out a pink flag. 

FFF Racing staff boss Giorgio Ferro added that Pedrosa might be aided by ex-Method 1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi as driver coach.  

“We’re very joyful that Dani has determined to begin his new profession on 4 wheels with our staff and with Lamborghini,” Ferro stated. 

“His skilled and aggressive strategy will certainly permit him to face this new problem in the absolute best method, supported by the skilled Antonin and assisted by Vitantonio Liuzzi’s recommendation as coach.  

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“It is going to be nice to share, along with our companions, this new chapter of his sporting life.  

“We welcome Dani and Antonin within the Orange1 FFF Racing household, positive that we are going to reside collectively an incredible season.” 

Pedrosa’s debut within the Lamborghini Tremendous Trofeo coincides with former MotoGP rival Valentino Rossi’s maiden GT World Problem Europe race at Imola.  

9-time motorbike grand prix world champion Rossi will compete full-time in GTWCE with Audi and WRT, as he embarks on his long-awaited automobile racing profession following the tip of his glittering tenure in MotoGP on the finish of 2021.  

Pedrosa additionally examined a 2012-spec Crimson Bull Method 1 automobile in Austrian again in 2018 alongside team-mate Marc Marquez. Each Rossi and Lorenzo even have expertise of F1 equipment.

He joins an inventory of different fellow MotoGP rivals to have outings in GT racing, with ex-Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso contesting the Lamborghini Trofeo world finals in Valencia in 2016 – successful the second race of the occasion within the Professional-Am class.  

Dovizioso additionally contested the 2019 spherical of the DTM at Misano with WRT, ending 12th and 15th in each races.

Jorge Lorenzo has additionally pushed a Kessel Racing-run Ferrari within the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi in 2016, with Rossi an everyday on the occasion forward of his GT racing change this 12 months.  

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