MotoGP legend Dani Pedrosa will take part in the Goodwood Revival next September and make a one-off racing return in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy.

The 31-time MotoGP race-winner and former 250cc and 125cc world champion will take part in the race as part of a two-rider team alongside Joaquin Folch Jr on a Paton at Goodwood Revival with the festival taking place on September 13-15 – the same weekend as the San Marino MotoGP round.

The Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy is a two-part, two-rider, ‘pro-am’ style race, with qualifying on the Friday and racing taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.

Pedrosa will take on fellow pros including Steve Parrish, Jeremy McWilliams, James Haydon, James Whitham, Mick Grant, Jenny Tinmouth and Scott Smart, the nephew of the late Barry Sheene.

The Duke of Richmond commented: “It is fantastic news that Dani has agreed to compete at the Revival this September. We have always pushed to get the top riders available competing in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, and to have a rider of Dani’s calibre on the grid verifies that ambition. The quality of this year’s entry list is strong from top to bottom, and is sure to be a real classic.”

World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty and British Superbike rider James Ellison will also make their debuts at the Goodwood Revival alongside Pedrosa.

Last week Pedrosa returned to KTM MotoGP testing action in Brno after retiring from racing and leaving Honda at the end of last year.