Dani Pedrosa has issued the following (translated) statement following today's announcement that he will leave the Repsol Honda team at the end of the 2018 MotoGP season.

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'After announcing the end of my relationship with HRC at the end of this year, I would like to say that I will have more information regarding my future at the Grand Prix of Barcelona.

'Once again, I want to thank HRC from the heart for all of these years we worked together, for all the personal success, and professionalism from their side, and for having always respected my priorities and my decisions.

'We've both benefited from one of the most fruitful working relationships in the world championship of MotoGP.'

Daniel Pedrosa

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