Official: Pedrosa not racing in German GP

Sunday, 14 July 2013

It has been confirmed that championship leader Dani Pedrosa will not compete in Sunday's eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Following a crash on Saturday morning in which he highsided at Turn 1 and landed heavily, Pedrosa has suffered a minor fracture to his left collarbone. After a medical check-up on Sunday morning, he was cleared to take part in the Warm-Up but ultimately did not do so due to feeling unwell.

Further checks resulted in a decision from Repsol Honda Team and Pedrosa himself to withdraw from the race due to low blood pressure. He will be examined upon his return to Barcelona on Monday, before discovering early in the week whether or not it will be possible to race at Laguna Seca next weekend.

“This morning I had my check-up in the medical centre and I felt okay - my shoulder was painful but otherwise I felt fine,” Pedrosa explains. “The doctors declared me fit to take part in Warm-Up, then shortly before the session I began to feel dizzy again and my blood pressure dropped. The doctors came to see me in my truck and we decided I shouldn't take part in the session. I returned to my motorhome to rest and still felt dizzy and sick.

“The doctors arrived at my motorhome and informed me that they did not consider I was okay to race and would therefore declare me unfit.”

The decision means that both Pedrosa and nearest title rival Jorge Lorenzo are to miss Sunday’s race in Germany. Should pole-sitter Marc Marquez win at the Sachsenring, the 20-year-old newcomer will retake the World Championship lead by two points.

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