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The 31-time MotoGP race winner will make his second aggressive begin for KTM since becoming a member of the Austrian producer as a take a look at rider in 2019, having retired from full-time competitors the season earlier than.
Together with Mika Kallio, the Spaniard has led the KTM take a look at crew with the event of the RC16 and can compete alongside manufacturing unit riders Brad Binder and new signing Jack Miller at Jerez on 28-30 April.
Pedrosa’s debut grand prix begin for KTM was eventful as he was concerned in a conflict with Aprilia take a look at rider Lorenzo Savadori within the 2021 Styrian GP, when the Italian rode into Pedrosa’s stricken bike unsighted and it ignited into an enormous fireball.
The race was red-flagged however Pedrosa was capable of make the restart and completed in 10th place.
Hoping for a smoother end result to Pedrosa’s final MotoGP begin, KTM crew supervisor Francesco Guidotti mentioned: “It is improbable information that Dani needs to refresh himself with MotoGP this season and Jerez makes good sense as it is a well-liked place for us to check and, additionally, he is aware of the place very nicely.
“Will probably be a perfect alternative for him to get extra info for the longer term improvement of our race bike and we stay up for having him with us within the pitbox.”
Dani Pedrosa. Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: MotoGP
“Dani is a powerful man with a powerful mentality and we all the time mentioned when he needed to do a wildcard then we would be completely satisfied to make that occur,” added Pit Beirer, KTM motorsports director.
“The right ‘take a look at’ is all the time a race scenario. If we are able to work on future improvement components then it’s super-important and I am very completely satisfied that Dani will race once more.”
Earlier on Thursday, the manufacturing unit KTM squad launched its 2023 MotoGP team and up to date livery alongside Binder and Miller, the latter becoming a member of from Ducati on a two-year deal.
The Austrian producer has been utilising a partnership with the Purple Bull Components 1 squad at its base in Milton Keynes to develop the aerodynamic package deal of the RC16 MotoGP bike, as a part of its plan to climb the MotoGP pecking order after ending fourth on the earth constructors’ championship final yr.