Pedrosa Signs 2-Year Extension with Honda
“I'm really happy to be signing with Honda again,” said Pedrosa, whose extension means he'll complete a 7th consecutive season with Honda in the MotoGP in 2012. “This has been the team of my dreams since I was a kid and that's still the same feeling I have now.”
“We've had a long and successful relationship already and we believe together we can have even more success in the future. Over many years we have built up a very strong relationship and have enjoyed the successes and faced the difficulties together. We are at a good moment now and we must try to continue in this way.”
“Our goal of course is to fight for victories every weekend and win the MotoGP world championship. I believe we have what it takes to do both of those things,” added the Spaniard.
Pedrosa scored 4 wins this season and is currently trailing championship leader Jorge Lorenzo by 63 points with 5 races to go. His extension means he'll join Casey Stoner in Honda's lineup for 2011, leaving Andrea Dovizioso's future uncertain. The Italian had signed a 2-year extension with the team last year, but the second year of that deal was subject to Honda's options.
“We are very pleased that Dani Pedrosa has re-signed to be a factory Honda rider, thus extending his longstanding and successful partnership with HRC. We believe his relationship with the machine and the team will continue to grow and that he will mount an extremely strong challenge for the MotoGP World title over the next two seasons,” added Tetsuo Suzuki, HRC president.