Ex-MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa to make car racing debut in 2022

Ex-MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa to make car racing debut in 2022

Pedrosa identified as time on his storied MotoGP job at the end of the 2018

Pedrosa identified as time on his storied MotoGP job at the end of the 2018 year, owning created his debut in the premier class in 2006.  

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

Subsequent his retirement, Pedrosa took on a purpose as KTM’s official exam rider, which he carries on to do now.  

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

Pedrosa will share the team’s Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 with experienced sportscar driver Antonin Borga at Imola, Misano and the Algarve International Circuit.  

“I’m very pleased to start out this new journey with Lamborghini and the FFF Racing Group,” Pedrosa reported.  

“It’s my very first knowledge on the 4 wheels and, although I nevertheless have a lot to understand, I really feel incredibly fired up.

“I won’t be able to hold out to learn all the tricks of the trade and start off at my most effective.  

“The hope is of course to have fun!” 

Pedrosa produced a a single-off MotoGP outing as a wildcard for KTM at the Styrian Grand Prix very last year, in which he completed 10th having been involved in a fiery crash with Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori which introduced out a pink flag. 

FFF Racing staff manager Giorgio Ferro extra that Pedrosa will be aided by ex-Formula 1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi as driver mentor.  

“We are very satisfied that Dani has made a decision to start off his new career on four wheels with our team and with Lamborghini,” Ferro reported. 

“His skilled and competitive method will certainly permit him to facial area this new obstacle in the very best possible way, supported by the skilled Antonin and assisted by Vitantonio Liuzzi’s suggestions as mentor.  

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“It will be great to share, jointly with our companions, this new chapter of his sporting lifestyle.  

“We welcome Dani and Antonin in the Orange1 FFF Racing loved ones, absolutely sure that we will live collectively an awesome season.” 

Pedrosa’s debut in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo coincides with former MotoGP rival Valentino Rossi’s maiden GT Entire world Obstacle Europe race at Imola.  

9-time motorbike grand prix environment winner Rossi will compete full-time in GTWCE with Audi and WRT, as he embarks on his extensive-awaited auto racing occupation pursuing the close of his glittering tenure in MotoGP at the finish of 2021.  

Pedrosa also examined a 2012-spec Red Bull Components 1 auto in Austrian again in 2018 alongside crew-mate Marc Marquez. Each Rossi and Lorenzo also have encounter of F1 machinery.

He joins a record of other fellow MotoGP rivals to have outings in GT racing, with ex-Honda staff-mate Andrea Dovizioso contesting the Lamborghini Trofeo world finals in Valencia in 2016 – profitable the second race of the celebration in the Professional-Am class.  

Dovizioso also contested the 2019 round of the DTM at Misano with WRT, finishing 12th and 15th in each races.

Jorge Lorenzo has also pushed a Kessel Racing-operate Ferrari in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi in 2016, with Rossi a frequent at the occasion in advance of his GT racing swap this year.