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Pedrosa still waiting on fitness ahead of home GP

Pedrosa still waiting on fitness ahead of home GP

The Repsol Honda rider discussed his physical condition ahead of this weekend’s Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya in his personal blog, and also expressed his gratitude for the support he has been receiving from fans during his recovery.

Dani Pedrosa’s recovery from surgery on his broken right collarbone, sustained at the French GP, has made progress over the past fortnight as the Repsol Honda rider bids to be able to ride at this weekend’s Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya.

Less than two weeks after undergoing surgery on his right clavicle the Catalan rider explained in his personal blog that his recuperation has advanced, but that just four days before his home GP gets underway he is still uncertain as to whether he will be able to take part.

Pedrosa said: “Once again thank you to everyone for your support. It’s been great these past few days to know that you are always there, and meanwhile I have continued with my recuperation process for my collarbone, moving slowly and taking a step forward. The work with the physiotherapists has gone well and I’ve already started to move the affected area a little, after the initial few days in which I had to keep it immobilised. The truth is that at the moment I can’t give any concrete news. I know everybody wants to know more about what I’ll do this weekend, whether I’ll be at the Catalunya GP or not, but right now I really can’t tell you anything more because nobody knows – neither myself nor the medical team – and you all know I’ve never liked to speculate.”

Pedrosa took the opportunity to thank his fans for the support shown: “I know you’re always there and have never stopped supporting me at any time, but your support in these past weeks has been very special. I want to express my appreciation especially to the people from the fan club. They sent me a shirt signed by a huge number of fans and also made a compilation of songs which have a very special significance. I’ve been listening to them a lot and I want to thank you greatly for the attention to detail, you are great.”

“As I’ve been spending a lot of time at home due to the advice given to me by the medical team I’ve been able to follow the climax of the Giro d’Italia. Alberto Contador has been immense and I congratulate him on his victory and above all else for the fantastic moments he has delivered which all cycling fans have enjoyed. He is a superstar.”

“And of course I want to congratulate FC Barcelona on their fourth Champions League title. They played magnificently and deserved it. On Saturday evening a few of us gathered at home to watch the final and we enjoyed it greatly.”

MotoGP, 2011, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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