Dani Pedrosa To Return In Italy

Cycle News Staff | June 28, 2011

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will return to action at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello. The Spaniard has missed the last three GPs after suffering a badly broken collarbone in his crash with Marco Simoncelli in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

“After missing three races, I’m happy to be back in Mugello,” Pedrosa said in a team release. “During this period I’ve been very focused on my recovery and after the second operation I have improved a lot. I’m really looking forward to riding the bike, getting into the groove again and to be as competitive as I was before the injury.”It’s been difficult being out of competition, but that was the situation and I couldn’t do more. I have been in contact with my team during this time and I know they also look forward to getting back to normal. Together we will work to regain the highest level and fight to win races again.”Meanwhile, Pedrosa returns to action at a track that’s difficult and physically demanding. He also returns as the defending race winner from a season ago.”Mugello is a difficult circuit, very technical and demanding, and I know it will not be easy for us, but last year we scored our first win of the season there and we would like to get a good result.”