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Pedrosa confirms further surgery to fix arm pump issues
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will unfortunately need further surgery to fix his arm pump issues that continued to plague the Spanish rider during the first round of the 2015 MotoGP Championship. This common problem among motorcycle racers is a build-up of pressure in the forearm causing great pain, and makes riding a bike exceptionally difficult when the muscle becomes too big for the ‘sack’ that it sits in.
Dani tried very hard over the winter in order to find a solution, after struggling to perform at his top level throughout the 2014 season, and even had surgery last year – after the Jerez GP – but it was unsuccessful. During this time doctors advised against any further surgery. Then throughout all the Winter testing it seemed that in theory the problem was solved, unfortunately the issue came back again under the stresses of the race situation.
After his sixth place finish in the opening race of 2015 in Qatar last weekend, Dani returned to Spain on Monday and met with specialists in Barcelona and Madrid. Their recommendation was for him to undergo surgery as soon as possible, which Dr. Angel Villamor will perform in Madrid. Special attention will be paid to the closing of the wound as this will guarantee better recovery and less risk of the problem arising again in the future.
Surgery is planned for the morning of Friday 3rd April with an expected recovery time of four to six weeks, this means Dani will certainly miss the Red Bull Austin and Argentina races. His return to racing won’t be confirmed until doctors can ascertain the success of the surgery.
His replacement will be HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama.
Dani Pedrosa 26 – Rider – MotoGP
“Obviously this isn’t the news I wanted to be sharing with everyone. However, after speaking with some key doctors and medical professionals that I trust, they are all in agreement that this is the only option for me. We will have the surgery on Friday and they will use a special technique to help close the wound to try and prevent this issue continuing to affect me. Let’s hope it’s a success. I want to thank all my fans for their support, but especially Honda, Repsol, Red Bull and all our sponsors for their understanding in this matter.”
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Aoyama to replace injured Pedrosa
REPSOL Honda test rider Hiroshi Aoyama is to replace Factory Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa with immediate effect as he undergoes surgery to fix arm-pump issues.
After the Qatar race on Sunday Pedrosa revealed that he was suffering with severe arm-pump and now it has been confirmed that the Spaniard is to undergo surgery once again to try and resolve the issue.
Pedrosa has attempted to find a solution over the winter as he struggled during the 2014 season with the problem, however the surgery the Repsol Honda rider had after Jerez in 2014 was unsuccessful.
Doctors had advised Pedrosa against further surgery and during winter testing there was no issue, however under the stresses of the race situation the problem is back.
Arm-pump is a common problem among motorcycle racers and is a build-up of pressure in the forearm, which causes pain, and eventually the muscle becomes too big for the area concerned.
After finishing in sixth place on Sunday, Pedrosa has returned to Spain and consulted with specialists in Barcelona and Madrid on Monday. They have recommended that he undergoes surgery as soon as possible.
To aid a quick recovery, special attention will be paid to closing the wound to decrease the risk of this problem arising again in the future.
“Obviously this isn’t the news I wanted to be sharing with everyone,” explained Pedrosa.
“However, after speaking with some key doctors and medical professionals that I trust, they are all in agreement that this is the only option for me.
“We will have the surgery on Friday and they will use a special technique to help close the wound to try and prevent this issue continuing to affect me. Let’s hope it’s a success.
“I want to thank all my fans for their support, but especially Honda, Repsol, Red Bull and all our sponsors for their understanding in this matter.”
The Spaniards surgery is planned for Friday 3rd Aprila and the recovery time is expected to be around four to six weeks. In the meantime, Aoyama is set to replace Pedrosa at Austin and Argentina. There is no certainty as to whether Pedrosa will be recovered in time for Jerez in May or not.
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TAS RACING CONTINUE LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH METZELER
Northern Ireland based TAS Racing has strengthened their relationship with Metzeler tyres, a long time partner of fellow German brand BMW.
The Tyco BMW International Road Racing team of Guy Martin and William Dunlop – including Alastair Seeley at the North West 200 – will be utilising Metzeler rubber in their quest for honours ‘between the hedges’ this season.
The team will be using ‘slick’ RACETEC™ tyres on their BMW Motorrad Superbikes and treaded RACETEC™ RR on the awesome road based BMW S 1000 RR Superstock bikes.
Many BMW machines from Hypersports to Adventure Sport models have long entrusted their grip to the many different types of Metzeler tyres – fitted as ‘original equipment’.
Metzeler decided to develop its two latest ranges of tyres directly from its Road Racing activities with input from riders such as Guy and William. First launching the award winning SPORTEC™ M7 RR, the brand has followed up this year with the race focused, cutting edge RACETEC™ RR, including a higher mileage, road use version.
Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill said:
“This is our longest standing partnership since the formation of TAS Racing in 2000, and we have been exclusive with their brand ever since then. It really is a pleasure to work with Metzeler, and as Guy Martin has said previously during numerous projects with them, ‘they are one hundred percent committed to the job’. This season I know will be no different and I’ve every confidence Metzeler will provide us with the very best product for that job.”
Metzeler Racing Manager Jason Griffiths, himself a successful Road Racing competitor for many years, commented:
“We have an excellent relationship with the Tyco BMW team, which can only be strengthened by their exciting new partnership with BMW.
Our focus has not only been to succeed at the International Road Races, but to benefit from using them as the ultimate proving ground in the development of our latest generation of tyres, for both track and road use. Metzeler is a pure motorcycling brand and this activity provides the perfect platform to demonstrate the ‘real world’ performance of Racetec RR.”