Pedrosa announces imminent retirement from MotoGP

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa, three-times a world MotoGP championship runner-up, announced on Thursday he will retire at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old Honda rider, who won the 125cc category in 2003 and 250cc in 2004 and 2005, is 12th spot of the MotoGP standings ahead of this weekend’s German race at the Sachsenring.

“Next year I won’t compete in the championship, I’ll finish my career in MotoGP this season,” said Pedrosa, who has raced for Honda since his 125cc debut in 2001.AFP

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