Dani Pedrosa: “Wildcards are not personal choices, we must have important reasons”


The Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa, KTM tester, recognizes that the decision to race with the Austrian factory in some Grand Prix of the Motorcycle World Championship with a 'wildcard' can only be for “important reasons” and that they are in no case “choices.” personal”.

“Wildcards are not personal choices, we must have important reasons to come and try. I have done two fourth places, I can't ask for more, but being so close to the podium, I would have liked to be able to feel it again,” says Pedrosa. , who raced this year in Jerez and Misano, where he was fourth, in 'Test rider: Dani Pedrosa', a documentary that 'DAZN' broadcasts this Friday to discover the Catalan's work as a test rider at KTM.

The one from Castellar del Vallès also indicates that when he came to the team he made “a list of the priorities that had to be solved.” “There were so many that we had to say that until we got the first one, we couldn't move on to the next one,” he stressed.

“There are technicians translating Dani's words and feelings into parts to improve on the bike. The rider's comments are the basis for what comes next,” warns Francesco Guidotti, director of Red Bull KTM.

For the Italian, any test is not valid because “it is important to make the mechanics understand what the real needs are during the race weekends.” “The 'wildcards' are the best possible school,” he remarks.