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Pedrosa: "I would like to be racing already, but I can’t"

Pedrosa: 'I would like to be racing already, but I can’t'

In an interview with motogp.com, the Repsol Honda team rider stated he does not have a deadline for his comeback to racing, but that the support of the fans is helping with the difficult process of recovery from a broken collarbone.

Dani Pedrosa missed last Sunday's Gran Premi de Catalunya Aperol and will not recover in time to participate in the AirAsia British Grand Prix to be held next weekend at Silverstone. The recovery of the broken collarbone he sustained in Le Mans is going slower than expected.

In the motogp.com interview, Pedrosa said: "Unfortunately I missed the Barcelona race and that is a pity. It’s a special race which I expected a lot from but I just couldn’t be there. But then I'm happy for the encouraging messages I have received from the fans, they have missed me and I've noticed their appreciation and I like it."

Regarding the state of his right collarbone, Pedrosa said: "I’m trying to recover as fast as I can, obviously it’s not the fastest recovery I’ve had. I have to stay calm for a while. I’m feeling better now but unable to race, it’s a pity but I have to try to recover. We have to take it week by week."

Until the crash at Le Mans, Pedrosa was having a great start to the season, including winning in Portugal after just recovering from an operation to release a pinched artery under his left collarbone as a result of a fracture. "I've missed the chance of a title - I had a really good package and the bike was working so well. I felt good both physically and with the bike was getting good results, a good start to the season. What happened to me is beyond my control. HRC and Repsol still believe in me and support me, I hope I can use the power from the fans and support from Repsol to get back soon to racing."

On certain situations that occurred in the last Grand Prix requiring action by the Race Direction, Pedrosa said that "I would have acted differently than the Race Direction did. In my opinion, I would have nipped it in the bud from the beginning. I would have made a severe decision to make sure these things can’t happen any more, but they decide for us. My situation is that someone threw my championship away, and it’s hard to swallow but something I have to accept."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2011, Dani Pedrosa

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