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Pedrosa in trouble over yachting test

"Following bad advice I made a mistake"
It sounds like a late April Fool's joke, but MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa has issued an apology for apparently cheating on some kind of yachting license exam.

The Repsol Honda rider is said to have been among 21 people questioned by Spain's Guardia Civil in Valencia on Saturday, some of whom were reportedly using an 'earpiece' to help them during the test.

In a statement to Europa Press, Pedrosa is quoted as saying: "Following bad advice I made a mistake."

"Mistakes can be ignored or learn from them, and I've learned from it. I publicly apologize to my fans and all those who trust me."

"Now I'm looking forward. I'm a motorcycle rider, the world championship starts this weekend, and I want to focus solely and exclusively on Sunday's race.

"I have learnt a lesson from this mistake and wish to leave the issue behind right now and focus on a season that I face with a high motivation and enthusiasm."

Pedrosa will be on track during Thursday evening's opening MotoGP practice session in Qatar.

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Eofer - Unregistered

April 02, 2012 7:58 PM

As a long time fan of Dani I have to say I'm very disapointed in this, not just the dishonesty of cheating but the stupidity of someone in a public position getting caught up in something like this. Anywhy, I speaks about taking bad advice, I hope he takes this an example to make his desicions and stand up for himself, this is not just a dig at Puig BTW

Study_or_cheat - Unregistered

April 03, 2012 6:39 AM

I agree with master mariner above. Some skills HAVE TO NE LEARNED, how would danny feel if some bike riders cheated their entrance exams, or if pilots cheated their exams, or enigneers, etc... Cheating, and especially when others lives are at stake or could be in your hands is a big No NO, it points to a big character deficiency and lack of professionalism,. Yes he's apologetic and pissed off only because he got caught. No moral fiber, which defines character.

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