Dani Pedrosa’s recent crash in the French GP did not just cost him a podium finish at Le Mans, but could also result in him missing the forthcoming Spanish GP. Pedrosa’s participation in the Spanish GP at the Catalunya Circuit is still in doubt.
When fighting against Honda rider Marco Simoncelli for the second place last weekend, Simoncelli’s move, touching Pedrosa’s bike, caused the rider to crash. After following preliminary checks, the news that Pedrosa broke his collarbone was confirmed. Pedrosa has already had many surgeries in the last year to take care of his left collarbone.
After Pedrosa spent Sunday night in a hospital bed, the rider is now waiting to hear if he need to undergo operation on his broken right collarbone or not. If surgery becomes imminent, than Pedrosa may have to give the Catalunya circuit a miss. The Spanish GP is scheduled to big in around three weeks.
A statement released from Honda said that Pedrosa had spent the night in hospital, in a immobilized condition with heavy dressing. Pedrosa will make a decision in the coming few days whether he should undergo an operation to mend his broken collarbone by a new plate or to just let it heal itself naturally.
Whatever solution Pedrosa opts for, his participation in the imminent Spanish GP, which will commence on June 5, is doubtful. After crashing during Le Mans in France, Dani Pedrosa dropped down from his third position in the general classification, 17 points after reigning world champ and the leader of the championship, Jorge Lorenzo and lagging 5 points after Casey Stoner, his teammate.