The Repsol Honda hospitality was packed with media on Thursday afternoon at the Catalunya MotoGP.

A live video stream had even been set-up by the official MotoGP website.

All were waiting to hear what Dani Pedrosa had to say about his future, following confirmation that he will leave Honda after 18 years and be replaced by Jorge Lorenzo next season.


"I'm sorry that everybody is here, because I expect that I could say something more here," smiled Pedrosa. "It was my plan that I can say something here but unfortunately things still are not as clear as I would like and I can’t really say anything.

"All I can say today is that I have several options, good options, but still it's not so clear so I cannot say much more than this. I need time to think about them.

"I will not rush and take the wrong decision, but at the same time I would like to have it clear because it would allow me to race with a more free mind and focus on the GP.

"But today this is the situation and I guess in the future I will know more."

Pedrosa and Honda: Over after 18 years

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Asked if he could at least confirm he would not retire, or that the options he is looking at are only in MotoGP, the 32-year-old replied:

"I cannot speak about the options. I can only say that there are options and I'm still considering….

"I see more people here than when I win a race! Sorry I created this expectation for not much."

With all six MotoGP manufacturers having now signed their factory riders for next season, Pedrosa will need to find a satellite team if he is to remain in the championship and has been linked with the proposed new Petronas Yamaha project.



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