Hiroshi Aoyama will substitute Dani Pedrosa
The Grand Prix of Qatar, the first of the season left us much news. First, the great victory of Valentino Rossi, then the amazing races performance of the Ducati and the bad start of the official Honda. But the most surprising news of all came right at the end of the race, when Dani Pedrosa announced he would not run for a while.
The problem with Dani Pedrosais called compartment syndrome, a problem arising from repeating the same motion over and over again with one arm and wearing dealing with several years. This problem causes him severe pain in the arm, which ends badly swollen after the races and with very little sensitivity. Hence it has decided to stop very start of the season.
Throughout the week, Pedrosa and his team have been mulling the option of surgery, an option that several doctors advised him not. In the end, the Spanish rider has decided to undergo surgery and undergo intrusive and aggressive surgery seems the only possible solution to the pains not reappear. Thus, the ’26’ will be sidelined and indefinitely.
In the Repsol Honda have already taken the decision to choose to substitute Pedrosa for when it is not: the Japanese Hiroshi Aoyama. Far from the rumors that a possible return of Casey Stoner in MotoGP, the team has elected its test driver, a pilot and was head of the team and has also been part of other MotoGP teams, so experience will sobrado.
After winning the 250cc world champion in 2009, the year he jumped to the premier class with an unofficial Honda. The following year he ran, again with Honda, the Gresini team and was released officially replaces Dani Pedrosa. After testing in Superbikes in 2012, in 2013 he returned to MotoGP with the Avintia team as co-Barbera, and last year was one of the pilots Aspar team, with better results than Hayden.