KTM on potential Pedrosa wildcard in Jerez: "We’re ready for him"

MotoGP.com spoke to KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer in Portugal about the possibility of seeing the three-time World Champion race at the Spanish GP

After two outstanding wildcard appearances in 2023, the MotoGP™ world continues to ponder whether Dani Pedrosa will be racing at a Grand Prix in 2024 with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing.

At the Portuguese GP, motogp.com spoke to KTM Motorsports Director, Pit Beirer, about the possibility of seeing the three-time World Champion competing at the Spanish GP. Pedrosa returned to his beloved Jerez in 2023 and scored a phenomenal P6s in the Tissot Sprint, which he then followed up with a P7 in the race, and by the sounds of it, there’s a strong chance we’ll see the famous #26 at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto in 2024.


“I think so. Dani was already testing for us again in Jerez this week. I feel like he's getting ready for that,” said Beirer, who explained that the final decision is Pedrosa’s.

“It's always like, we have a commitment, we'll never push him to do a race. The last call is on his side to say "I want to go". But he looks pretty strong and fast again in the test this week, I think he's ready, he just needs to say yes and go there, we're ready for him.”

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It’s always a great moment when we welcome back riders of Pedrosa’s calibre to the MotoGP™ grid for wildcard appearances. This is especially the case when it’s at their home Grand Prix. And after Pedrosa’s ultra classy double P4 performance at last year's San Marino GP, a podium challenge won't be ruled out if a wildcard comes to fruition. 

With nothing confirmed from KTM, make sure you keep your eyes peeled to see whether Pedrosa will be competing in Jerez.