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

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

Pedrosa termed time on his storied MotoGP profession at the close of the 2018 year,

Pedrosa termed time on his storied MotoGP profession at the close of the 2018 year, having built his debut in the premier course in 2006.  

A Honda rider for all of his grand prix career, successful a 125cc title and two 250cc titles from 2003-2005, Pedrosa was 3-periods a championship runner-up in MotoGP and won 31 races in the prime class.  

Following his retirement, Pedrosa took on a job as KTM’s formal check rider, which he carries on to do nowadays.  

But the Spaniard will branch out in 2022 to contend in a three-round marketing campaign in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe in a 3rd car entered by FFF Racing.  

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

“I’m very satisfied to start out this new adventure with Lamborghini and the FFF Racing Workforce,” Pedrosa mentioned.  

“It’s my initially practical experience on the four wheels and, even though I continue to have a whole lot to learn, I experience pretty psyched.

“I can’t hold out to study all the tricks of the trade and start at my best.  

“The hope is definitely to have pleasurable!” 

Pedrosa built a 1-off MotoGP outing as a wildcard for KTM at the Styrian Grand Prix final calendar year, in which he concluded 10th having been included in a fiery crash with Aprilia’s Lorenzo Savadori which introduced out a purple flag. 

Pedrosa also examined a 2012-spec Red Bull Formulation 1 car or truck in Austrian back in 2018 together with then MotoGP teammate Marc Marquez. The two Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo also have working experience of F1 machinery.

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

“We are quite happy that Dani has determined to start his new job on 4 wheels with our crew and with Lamborghini,” Ferro mentioned. 

“His expert and competitive strategy will undoubtedly let him to deal with this new challenge in the finest possible way, supported by the specialist Antonin and assisted by Vitantonio Liuzzi’s advice as mentor.  

“It will be fantastic to share, collectively with our associates, this new chapter of his sporting everyday living.  

“We welcome Dani and Antonin in the Orange1 FFF Racing family, positive that we will reside jointly an awesome year.” 

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

Nine-time bike grand prix environment winner Rossi will contend full-time in GTWCE with Audi and WRT, as he embarks on his very long-awaited car racing occupation pursuing the end of his glittering tenure in MotoGP at the conclusion of 2021.  

Pedrosa joins a list of other fellow MotoGP rivals to have outings in GT racing, with ex-Honda crew-mate Andrea Dovizioso contesting the Lamborghini Trofeo entire world finals in Valencia in 2016 – winning the 2nd race of the party in the Pro-Am course.  

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

Lorenzo has also pushed a Kessell Racing-operate Ferrari in the Gulf 12 Hours at Abu Dhabi in 2016, with Rossi a typical at the occasion in advance of his GT racing switch this 12 months.