Dani Pedrosa Jalani Operasi Tulang Selangka Kanannya

Setelah menentukan pilihannya selama beberapa hari dan berbicara lebih lanjut dengan dokter, pembalap tim Repsol Honda, Dani Pedrosa, telah memutuskan menjalani operasi untuk memperbaiki tulang selangka kanannya yang patah, akibat kecelakaan yang dialaminya saat crash dengan pembalap Honda Gressini, Marco Simoncelli, di Grand Prix Prancis, pekan lalu.

Pedrosa pun kembali mempercayakan operasinya kepada ahli bedah Dr Joaquim Casañas dan Dr César García-Madrid, tim medis yang sama pada Teknon Medical Centre di Barcelona, ​​yang melakukan operasi 6 April lalu. Dan Rabu (19/5) siang ini dilakukan operasi memasukkan plat titanium untuk memperbaiki patah tulang selangka kanannya. Setelah dilakukan pemeriksaan, pembalap Repsol Honda ini akan segera meninggalkan rumah sakit dan minggu berikutnya diharapkan sudah mulai menjalani rehabilitasi. Dengan begitu, soal partisipasi Pedrosa dalam Grand Prix Catalunya, hingga kini masih belum ada kejelasan.

Sumber: motogp

Aoyama Receives Superb Reception in Japan

The 250cc World Champion is greeted by more than 100 people at Honda’s headquarters in Tokyo.

Hiroshi Aoyama is in Japan this week enjoying his new status as World Champion of the quarter-litre class.

The Welcome Plaza, in Honda headquarters in Tokyo, was the scene of a press conference at which the 28 year-old discussed his career to date and, of course, his triumphant 2009 season.

The 250cc World Champion, who currently lives in Barcelona, plans to spend a few days off in Chiba with his family, before travelling to Sepang where he will continue his pre-season preparations with his new Interwetten Honda MotoGP team from December 21st to 23rd.

(motogp.com, Friday, 27 November 2009)

Thailand Welcomes Jorege Lorenzo, the Next Trip: Indonesia

MotoGP World Championship 2009 runner-up receives a hero’s reception on the first day of his South East Asian trip.

Jorge Lorenzo was met by a huge crowd in Thailand on Friday as he started his South East Asia trip with a visit to the Yamaha Motor Factory in Bangkok, before spending the afternoon at the capital city’s most important dealership, the Yamaha Rider’s Club.

The 22 year-old was welcomed by the factory President Frank Nagashima and Chief Operating Officer Praphan Phornthanavasit, and was then given a tour of each department of the plant where no fewer than 3,000 people work.
After, Lorenzo pulled on his race leathers to test ride a Yamaha YZF-R1 which was decorated in Fiat Yamaha livery, and delighted 800 onlookers with a burnout.
It was the first time Lorenzo had been aboard a motorcycle since an operation in Barcelona on November 16 to remove a plate from his left collarbone, and he enjoyed his experience.

“It is incredible to see so many happy people here in Bangkok, where they don’t get to see this kind of event very often,” said the Mallorcan. “Motorcycling is not one of the most popular sports here but it is certainly one of the most important businesses. To be able to come here and give the people at Yamaha a boost gives me a lot of pride. Tomorrow we’ll head to Indonesia and I’m sure we’ll find out even more about the secrets of this great brand.”
(motogp.com, Friday, 27 November 2009)