Dani Pedrosa made his World Championship debut in 2001 after being selected in 1999 from the series to discover new racing talent in Spain, the Movistar Activa Cup. Under the guidance of Alberto Puig, the Spaniard finished third in the 125cc Championship in 2002 and won the title with two rounds left in 2003.
He won back-to-back 250cc titles the next two seasons, securing the 2004 crown by 61 points and the 2005 title by almost as many. The step to MotoGP™ in 2006 saw Pedrosa win twice aboard the Repsol Honda RC212V his rookie season to place him fifth in the standings, followed by four top three year-end results in the championship between 2007 and 2010.
His talent only ever overshadowed by his fragility, as injuries have beset his World Championship efforts every season since 2007. 2012 proved to be his best season to date, only just missing out on the title to Jorge Lorenzo and winning six of the final eight Grands Prix.
He stayed with Repsol Honda Team in 2013, but was put in the shade by rookie World Champion teammate Marc Marquez. Pedrosa achieved three race victories, but the turning point was a collarbone break in Germany.
In 2014, Pedrosa was a race winner again but was on the podium less regularly than in previous years as he suffered with arm pump issues early in the season and was outperformed by in-form colleague Marquez who won the title by a significant margin.
Pedrosa and Marquez ride together again in 2015, it was a disastrous start to the year as Pedrosa missed rounds two, three and four due to career saving arm pump surgery. Once full fit, Pedrosa took two victories toward the end of the season in Motegi and Sepang, continuing his record of winning at least once each year since 2002. Pedrosa and Repsol Honda continued their fruitful partnership for 2016.
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