Dani Pedrosa is looking forward to reacquainting himself with the Repsol Honda team after missing the last three races through injury. The Spaniard underwent surgery on his right arm following the Grand Prix of Qatar which some thought might jeopardise his career but Dani is back in action this weekend at Le Mans, although he admits he doesn’t know how fit he will truly be until he rides the bike in anger.
“I’ve been doing a lot of therapy in the past few weeks since the operation and I am improving step by step. I’m beginning to feel stronger and looking forward to getting back on the bike – after all, this is the best way to check the feeling after all the rehabilitation work. It will be good to get back to my team and catch up with them all after this time and of course to see all the fans in Le Mans, so let’s hope the weather is kind to us again like in 2014!”
Teammate Marc Marquez has also had his fair share of injury problems in 2015 but the reigning champion believes the two-week break since Jerez will have done his damaged finger some good.
“Since Jerez we’ve been able to rest and now I’m feeling much stronger for this weekend. I visited Dr. Mir for a check-up and my finger is definitely improving and healing well. I haven’t trained much this past week in order to give my finger a chance to restore back to 100%, which was our main goal. I like the Le Mans track, the weather is always changeable but last year it was really good and I took my first win in the MotoGP class, so let’s hope it’s the nice for us again this year!”