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Pedrosa a doubt for the next race

Pedrosa a doubt for the next race

Dani Pedrosa has revealed he has been battling arm-pump over the last year and will take time out to seek medical advice on the issue.

Repsol Honda’s Pedrosa, who finished the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar in 6th position, revealed he has been suffering from severe arm-pump for the last year. The condition has become that bad, that he has announced he will take some time off to seek medical advice on the best way to proceed. This has put the Spanish riders participation in the 2nd round of the MotoGP™ World Championship in doubt, as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas takes place in just two weeks on 12 April.

Pedrosa revealed the issue to motogp.com after the Qatar race: “Well, it is kind of a long story, trying to be quick, basically in this race I had an arm pump issue, which has been there for a whole year. I started to have lots of problems here. Last year I struggled in every race, I couldn't really perform well and my results haven't been that good due to this fact. I have been trying all of this time to fix it and improve, but it wasn’t easy I couldn't really get any good answers. I went through one surgery but it wasn't successful. I tried not to talk about it in public, obviously this wasn't easy, but Honda always knew about it. This winter I was travelling all around the world trying to get different opinions from several doctors. Trying to know if I could have a new surgery in an effort to be ready for the Championship.”

“All of the doctors recommended not having surgery due to the risk, and I tried to follow this advice, and work a lot in a non aggressive way. This brings me back to today, where we had a bad situation, as I knew I wasn't feeling very well, but there was no other option for me. Now that the race is over and I can see that I cannot perform as I would like, I have to find a way to solve this problem. I cannot continue racing and performing this way, so my plan now is to try to fix my arm. I don't know exactly how I will do that, as I said the doctors are unsure, but I will try to get rid of this problem, and the team knows about it. I don't have too many answers at this moment, everything is quite uncertain, but I hope to have news soon.”

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, RAC, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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