Honda factory rider Dani Pedrosa to leave at end of 2018 MotoGP season
Dani Pedrosa will leave Repsol Honda at the end of 2018 after 18 years with Honda through three classes of MotoGP racing.
The 32-year-old Spaniard joined the outfit in 2006, and has since taken 31 victories and finished as runner-up in the championship three times.
“I have grown not only as a rider but also as a person with [HRC],” said Pedrosa, who thanked his team.
“I will always have HRC in my memories and in my heart. In life we all need new challenges and I feel it’s time for a change.”
HRC president Yoshishige Nomura added: “Today is a sad day for me.
“On behalf of HRC, I want to thank Dani for all his hard and successful work, and to express our gratitude for these two decades together. We also wish him the very best of luck and success.”
Team-mate Marc Márquez currently leads the riders’ standings while Pedrosa sits 12th.
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