MotoGP » Pedrosa reveals complete collarbone fracture

“A week later, we have been able to see that the fracture is a complete fracture” – Dani Pedrosa.

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July 25, 2013 9:55 PM

Tough luck. All those x-rays cannot be too good either, think of all that radiation.......That said I wish Dani a good recovery and that he will be winning races again. Of all riders, he at least deserves the MotoGP title, hopefully this year.


July 25, 2013 10:18 PM

So breaks his collarbone a week before, rides half he sessions and still finishs 5th, not was only a few seconds back and a physically tought circuit from the battle for third.

Over the years Dani has had some weak areas, but he has improved on pretty much all of them (or at least the ones I can remember at the moment). Wet riding, holding back an attacker (Germany last year), fighting for the win on the last lap, and fighting back (Brno last year), high win talley (last year), and riding injured this, and also Germany 2 years ago, winning the second race back after missing 3, thou that was one long recovery time.

This season is not over for Dani, bring on Indy, a track that he was won twice, a second, and recovered pretty well from a crash from the lead since 09. (08 being wet when he was completley aqua-phobic and his first race on Bridgestones.)


July 25, 2013 10:37 PM

For all of Mick Doohan's 5 WC's in the Premier class he would have been entitled to disability benefits back home had he'd been an unemployed bludger at the time.

I didn't get my 10 hours beauty sleep last night, so I should probably ring in crook today being Friday and all.....


July 26, 2013 9:09 AM

@rdc you forgot he has improved knocking off teammates who are enroute to a world championship...

A good rider is not someone who bites pain because he broke his collarbone ( again ) a good rider is someone who doesn't crash that often. A good rider knows exactly what his limit is, the only limit for Dani is he will never be a MotoGP champion.


July 26, 2013 9:47 AM

Dani,do your best...there have and will be lot of world champion but you are one and only rider motogp will have who have won 24 races and will win many more races to come...This record you have will never ever will be broken.It will be written with golden letter's in Motogp history.So just enjoy the races and do your best...................


July 26, 2013 10:39 AM

Dani either you win or not the world championship within next should go ahead and join ducati and if you just win one race for will be for ducati like Fernando Alonso for Ferrari. ..with bigger pay check and new challenge. ..As there is nothing to loose as there will neverever be rider who can win so many races without winning world championship that record will be written in golden letters in Motogp history. why not if their is a choice go for it.


July 26, 2013 11:27 AM

It was most likely as you say a hairline fracture turned into a full blown fracture bought on by the stress of having to throw the bike around during the race.
Dani is known to be quite delicate.


July 26, 2013 11:30 AM

I broke my collar bone, it hurt like a **** for weeks. Dani is hard as nails to ride that Honda with all the vibration and buffeting. I take my hat off to him!
I went on holiday and hired a DT125 and pottered about around the Dominican Republic 3 weeks after and thought I was well hard. I'm not but these guys are.


July 26, 2013 2:28 PM

The rookie rule was dropped after only 2 seasons and with the full agreement of the other factory teams.
Of course Marc was in the right place at the right time!
Would he have got into the HRC team if Casey hadnt have retired when he did?
Obviously not.He got his ride BECAUSE Casey retired!
So to say the planets didnt align for him is foolish.
He was a very lucky lad,no question about it.
But when you look at his results,Hondas faith in him was justified.
We all know that Motogp is becoming a Spanish oriented affair,but is it their fault they produce some of the best riders on the planet?


July 26, 2013 3:11 PM


Spanish riders being the best riders of the planet?
Well if there are too many spaniards in one class for sure you'll get another outcome like they do in the RedBull Rookies.
If you have 3 Spaniards, 1 italian and on Brit on the best bikes of the world there's a 60% margin the Spaniards are better than the Italian or the Brit.
If Dorna would have penalized Marcrash for every crash he was involved in ( in other words he caused ) he wouldn't be the world champion in Moto2 last year. Why are there all of a sudden "bonus points" for riders behaving badly ( dangerous ).
The Spaniards are all having a good passport which will suit them when needed, they aren't treated equal in my opinion history has showed that.

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