Dani Pedrosa has this afternoon said his MotoGP future is still not clear and would neither confirm nor deny whether he intends to retire.
The Spaniard will leave HRC at the end 2018 after being replaced by countryman Jorge Lorenzo at Repsol Honda. He doesn’t yet know if he has a suitable seat next season but had hoped to be able to reveal for which team he would ride this afternoon. He ended up not being able to, saying only there were options.
“I still can’t tell you anything. Yes there are options but there is no decision of anything. My idea was to come and tell today but as it is not clear I can not advance anything,” he said at Montmelo this afternoon.
The move to replace him with Lorenzo ended an 18-year partnership between the diminutive Spaniard and HRC which netted Pedrosa two world titles but he never managed to win the big one. 205 starts so far have seen 31 race wins and 112 podiums but never the MotoGP world championship, although he came second three times and third three times.