Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa begin their sixth consecutive season as Repsol Honda teammates.
The reigning World Champion begins the defence of his crown at a circuit where in the past he has achieved two victories: One in Moto2 in 2012 and another in MotoGP in 2014. He holds three other podiums in Qatar: One in 125cc in 2010 and two in MotoGP, in 2013 and 2016.
Dani Pedrosa has six podium finishes in Qatar: Five in the premier class and one in 250cc-.
This weekend, Dani Pedrosa will take part in his 200th MotoGP race. Together with Giacomo Agostini, he is the only rider to have taken at least one victory in the premier class for 12 consecutive seasons.
“It looks like it’ll be a very competitive season, starting from the first race here in Qatar.”
“I feel ready for this year’s challenge and so do my team.”