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Pedrosa set for local village celebration

Pedrosa set for local village celebration

Pedrosa set for local village celebration

New 125cc World Champion Dani Pedrosa, who is making steady progress from the two fractured ankles sustained in an untimely fall at Phillip Island, is to be honoured at his hometown village of Castellar del Vallés in Catalunya.

The 18 year old attended the final race of the year at Valencia and underwent a parade lap of the circuit surrounded by a sell-out crowd, who had fresh memories from his emotional win at Barcelona, one of five recorded on the way to a first world title. The Honda man who is now looking ahead to a 2004 campaign in the 250cc category once his recovery is complete, will first engage in a celebration of his achievements within the Catalan ‘poble' next Sunday (nine days time).

The local organisers have delayed the recognition of Spain's first GP World Champion since Emilio Alzamora in 1999 until Pedrosa had become a little more mobile and able to participate in some lively proceedings. The mid-afternoon timetable includes a mini procession through the village, an official presentation and a party with live music where both fans and media can meet and greet their hero. Also in attendance will be Pedrosa's mentor Alberto Puig who now has the task of guiding his protégé through a debut term in the quarter-litre class next April.

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125cc, 2003, Dani Pedrosa

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