With the holiday season almost upon us, teams are clearing their desks before heading off for their Christmas and New Year's break. That explains the blizzard of press releases being issued. The latest HRC missive concerns Dani Pedrosa's condition, and his progress during his recovery. The Spaniard broke his collarbone in Motegi in early October, after the throttle on his RC212V stuck open, causing him to crash heavily. The collarbone was plated, but bruising and swelling caused Pedrosa a number of problems while racing. Below is the HRC update on his condition:
DANI PEDROSA TO RESUME FULL TRAINING IN JANUARY
Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa is now in the final stages of recovery from the shoulder injury he sustained last October and is excited to return to training in early January.
The Spaniard will spend a full month working on his physical condition to ensure that he is in the best possible shape for the first MotoGP test of 2011 at Sepang, Malaysia, from February 1st to 3rd.
Pedrosa, who finished the 2010 MotoGP World Championship second overall, was told by specialists to rest the shoulder, which sustained heavy trauma damage when broke his left collarbone in two places during practice for October's Japanese Grand Prix. The injury was pinned and plated at Barcelona's USP Instittut Universitari Dexeus, but serious bruising and swelling in the shoulder caused Pedrosa a serious lack of strength and feeling throughout the arm during the last few races of the season.
Dani Pedrosa will make good us e of his final days off to take part in two pre-Christmas charity events in Spain. On Sunday December 19th he will be one of several stars who will participate in the TV3 Marathon which this year raises money for those who have suffered spinal cord or brain injuries.
Then on Tuesday December 21st Pedrosa will take part in an event to mark the publication of a children's book at Barcelona's Fnac Illa Diagonal. ‘Two mechanical elves for Dani Pedrosa' tells the story of Dani's first steps in the world of racing. As per Pedrosa's wishes, five percent of book sales profits will go towards the NGO SOS Aldeas Infantiles children's charity. The book launch will include a media presentation at 17:30 and a book-signing session for fans from 18:00 to 19:00.