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MotoGP Catalunya: Pedrosa out of action this weekend

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa has been ruled out of his weekend Catalan MotoGP round as he has not had sufficient time to recover from the surgery to fix the collarbone he broke in a crash with Marco Simoncelli at Le Mans.

The diminutive Spaniard has said he must let this injury heal properly after so many operations in the past year, so he will miss his home round and more than likely Silverstone and may be back for the Assen race.

"After France, I had surgery to stabilize the fracture on my right collarbone and hoped to be ready for Barcelona. I pushed myself as best as I could but I feel that my collarbone is not yet ready. I think I must stop for a while and recover properly," said Pedrosa.


"Since early this year I've had many problems and operations and I really believe I must stop now and let this heal properly. I would love to be in Montmeló with all the fans that follow me but for me if I'm on track, I'm there to fight for victory and offer them a good race. I feel that is not possible at the moment and therefore the most sensible thing is not to compete.

"It is a big shame what happened. Despite all the problems I had earlier in the season, this year I felt very strong and I was aware that I could beat my opponents. I want to say thank you to you all for your support and hope to be back in full shape as soon as possible to continue giving my best."

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