Factory Honda rider assessing options as chronic arm pump problem appears inoperable.
Dani Pedrosa’s ongoing arm pump issues flared up again in today’s MotoGP season-opener in Qatar preventing the factory Honda rider from running at the front.
After the race, the Spaniard unexpectedly revealed that his career now hinges on finding a solution to the problem.
Despite salvaging 10 points with sixth position at Losail, the Spaniard is already considering his future options.
"Tonight’s race didn’t go to plan and unfortunately, I had serious problems with my right forearm which isn’t good news for me," he said. "I worked very hard over the winter in order to find a solution, because I was suffering in every race last season.”
Pedrosa explained that he cannot see any immediate solution.
“Every doctor recommended that I not undergo another operation and I have tried to look for alternatives, but by the looks of things nothing is working positively for it," he said.
"Now I have to assess my options and see what I can do. It is probably the most difficult moment of my career.
"I will do my best to find a solution but in this moment it is difficult to imagine what it could be."