KTM MotoGP tester Dani Pedrosa underwent a successful surgery in Barcelona to fix his right collarbone which could take upto three months to recover.
It was revealed early in January that Pedrosa will have to undergo a surgery which will force him to not only miss the Sepang MotoGP pre-season test but also the running in Qatar and even some of the private running.
The reason being double stress fracture of the right collarbone which needed a surgery for him to continue in his role of a tester for KTM. The Spaniard has successfully undergone the surgery at Barcelona Teknon Medical Centre.
The doctors Soler and Orozco performed the surgery which consisted of ‘fracture estabilisation using osteosynthesis material and contribution of bio-graft with a dose of forty million of autologous stem cells through Advanced Therapy drug’.
Pedrosa is now in the recovery process which can take upto three months to be fully healed, meaning he will miss any track test from now until at least May first week. The Spaniard though is still working behind the scenes with KTM.
“At the moment, my mind is set on overcoming the current situation to continue working on the development of the KTM,” said Pedrosa. “Much to my regret, I have not been able to participate in the pre-season tests in Malaysia.
“But I am following closely the work of the KTM Racing Factory. I hope to be with them soon on the track.” The track running has already started this week in Sepang with Johann Zarco, Pol Espargaro, Mika Kallio, Miguel Oliveira and Hafizh Syahrin doing the work.