Dani Pedrosa confirmed as test rider for Red Bull KTM

  • Dani Pedrosa announced in July that he was going to retire from MotoGP racing at the end of the 2018 season. 
  • Dani, who recently turned 33, has been on the Grand Prix podium over 33 times, but has never won a world championship. 
  • Red Bull KTM has stepped up and hired Dani as a official test rider to develop the KTM RC16. 
  • He will work alongside Mika Kallio. 

Dani Pedrosa may not have won a world championship but he has come pretty darn close a few times. There is no doubt that he is one of the best riders on the Grand Prix grid, so it was quite sad when he announced that he was going to retire at the end of the 2018 season (click here to read about Dani’s retirement).

But as with many great riders retirement does not mean the end of their careers, it is just the beginning of another great career, and for Pedrosa, that new career starts at Red Bull KTM.

The Austrian team recently announced that the current Repsol Honda Team rider will be the official test rider for the team’s MotoGP line-up in 2019 and 2020.

Pedrosa, who raced in the premier class for 13 seasons, will work alongside Mika Kallio to develop the KTM RC16, which has been competing in MotoGP for three years now.

Pedrosa who recently turned 33, has over 30 MotoGP wins and over 50 wins in all classes. He has three world titles but none in the premier class, and has been on the MotoGP podium over 110 times.

Source: MotoGP

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