Dani Pedrosa, former MotoGP rider, had a fantastic career. He gave this sport and everyone tied to it in one or the other way and the fans, his entire life and some very precious moments. Earlier this year, he announced his retirement which came as a shock to us. So, to honor the Spaniard, something special has been announced by the mayor of Jerez.
Jerez, home of the Spanish MotoGP, is going to rename its Turn 6 ‘Curva Dani Pedrosa’ in honor of Dani Pedrosa. Isn’t that great? There couldn’t be a better way to do this. It’s such a warm moment and everyone feels touched by it.
The mayor of Jerez, Mamen Sánchez, said, “Jerez thanks you for the unforgettable moments of joy, triumphs and courageous victories at this circuit that you love so much. With this tribute, we are giving back a small part of what you have given us.”
Speaking about this amiable action, Pedrosa said, “It’s amazing to have a corner named after me here at a circuit that has been one of my favorites on the whole championship. It’s a circuit that I’ve always gone well at and I felt special to have a corner named here, sharing the honor with other great riders. I feel overwhelmed and I want to thank you all for that.”
Dani has a history with Jerez. He got to the podium here from 2005 to 2014 and earned his first race victory as well in the 250cc class back in 2005. He then scored MotoGP wins in 2008, 2013, and 2017.
Pedrosa has now joined Redbull KTM as a test rider. He will ride the RC16 for the first time during the test at Jerez on 18-19 Dec. KTM is very happy to have him on their team as his years of experience will help the team and the riders to learn, evolve, and get better.