Dani Pedrosa has split with the Repsol Honda MotoGP team after serving 18 years with the manufacturer.
The Spaniard bagged 31 victories and was runner-up in the MotoGP Championship on three occasions.
“I want to thank HRC for all these years of great success. I have grown not only as a rider but also as a person with them. I will always have HRC in my memories and in my heart. In life we all need new challenges and I feel it’s time for a change,” said Pedrosa.
Who will step into his size three shoes is the subject of much speculation. Cal Crutchlow, Jack Miller, Alex Marquez and even Jorge Lorenzo have been linked to the seat.
Miller denied at Mugello any contact between himself and Honda while a switch for Lorenzo seems unlikely. Honda missed out on the chance to sign Joan Mir.