No broken bones for Pedrosa after Istanbul crash
Spanish MotoGP rideris gearing up to ride in the Chinese Grand Prix on May 6 after doctors have confirmed that he has not fractured any bones in his recent crash at Istanbul.india Updated: Apr 24, 2007 16:45 IST
Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa should be able to ride in the Chinese Grand Prix on May 6 after doctors have confirmed that he has not fractured any bones in his crash at Istanbul on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Honda rider was caught up in a multiple collision that also involved Kawasaki's Olivier Jacque, Yahama's Colin Edwards and Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen on the opening lap of the Turkish Grand Prix.
Pedrosa was put in a neck brace following the crash. His team said that while tests conducted in Barcelona on Monday showed heavy bruising to his neck and chest there was no evidence of any fractures.
They said that Pedrosa would continue wearing a neck brace for four to five days while being treated with pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs, but that the rider hoped to be fully recovered for the fourth round of the championship in Shanghai.
Pedrosa is in third place in the world championship standings, behind Valentino Rossi and leader Casey Stoner.