Pedrosa’s New Book

Cycle News Staff | December 21, 2010

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa launched his children’s book “Two Elves For Dani Pedrosa” today in Barcelona, Spain, which tells the story of how Pedrosa got involved in racing. The book is available in two editions, Catalan and Spanish, with the sales of the book to go to the NGO SOS Aldeas Infantiles, as per Pedrosa’s wishes.According to a release issued today, the book is based on Pedrosa receiving a very special Christmas gift when he was only five years old. “Under the tree, Santa Claus had left a motocross outfit, but also two of his most trusted elves, Tim and Tom. It was their job to stay with Dani and help him take his first steps into the world of motorcycling and guide him to become a true World Champion.”Written by Pau Joan Hern├índez and illustrated by Jordi Vila Delclos, the book is aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 years and goes on sale with a circulation of 3000 copies in Spanish and 3.000 copies in.”When I was asked to make a dedication to the readers, I thought that it’s a story about how dreams come true,” Pedrosa said in the release. “Since a young age when I saw the races on television, my dream was to become a rider – and what began as a game has finally become my life. All children have dreams and the most important thing is to keep trying to reach those dreams, however difficult they may seem. Then, the effort is also important because talent alone is not enough. These are important values you learn as a child.”I have always felt very good with children because they are the noblest people in the world. All NGO are doing an incredible job in their fields, but I chose Aldeas Infantiles because what better occasion than a story for children to help children in difficulties? Some years ago, I visited the house they’ve got in Sant Feliu de Codines and I saw everything they do there – to create an environment as close as possible to a family. I hope this small contribution will continue to help carry out their project.”