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Crash in Sepang sends Pedrosa home with broken hand

Crash in Sepang sends Pedrosa home with broken hand

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will return home to Barcelona after just one day of testing in Sepang, having been confirmed as suffering from a broken right hand courtesy of a late crash in Malaysia.

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will return home to Barcelona after just one day of testing in Sepang, having been confirmed as suffering from a broken right hand courtesy of a late crash in Malaysia.

The Spaniard had started positively, even clocking the second fastest time of the day with a 2'01.864 lap, but a fast start to the 2008 preseason will come as small recompense as he misses valuable test time. After a small crash early on day one, proceedings were rounding off for the 21 riders present in Sepang when Pedrosa suffered a second, more spectacular incident with under an hour remaining of the session. Although he walked away from the scene of the crash, which left in his Honda RC212V aflame, it became obvious that not all was well with the 2007 MotoGP World Championship runner-up.

Taken to hospital in Malaysia, a fracture was confirmed by doctors and the decision was made to cut short the scheduled three days of testing. Repsol Honda teammate Nicky Hayden will now undertake the bulk of the work in developing the 2008 Honda RC212V over the coming days, with a return date for Pedrosa as of yet unknown.

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MotoGP, 2008, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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