Former Grand Prix winner and world champion Dani Pedrosa will be able to lend his vast experience and skills to the Red Bull KTM MotoGP effort from next month after some test laps at Mugello this week confirmed his collarbone injury has healed sufficiently.
The 33 year old took his first laps on the development KTM RC16 at Mugello, Italy in mid-May as part of a private test.
The Spaniard, who spent thirteen years in MotoGP and who retired from full-time racing at the end of 2018, has successfully recovered from a stress fracture of the right collarbone and was able to complete several circulations of the fast and demanding track that will host the Gran Premio D’Italia on June 2nd.
“It was very positive and also quite exciting to see Dani riding at Mugello and able to make those laps,” said Mike Leitner, Red Bull KTM Team Manager. “It means his shoulder recovery has gone well and he is almost ready to start his new job for us. We can all see how close MotoGP is in 2019 so far and how high the level is now, so to have Dani’s experience and his knowledge coming into the team and to the technicians back in the factory will only help us even more.”