BONJOUR DANI: Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will return to racing for the French MotoGP on May 17 after six weeks out with an injured arm. Image: AFP / Javier Soriano
PARIS, France - Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa will be back in action at the French Grand Prix this weekend after missing three of the season's first four races due to arm surgery.
"My recovery has gone well," he said. "I think I was right to be patient, to take it slowly, and to respect the time-frames that I needed.
"Now, finally, I can tell you that I will be at Le Mans this weekend."
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Pedrosa, 29, was replaced by Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama in the American, Argentine and Spanish rounds as team mate to double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.
Pedrosa had surgery on April 3 2015 with recovery time of four to six weeks expected. He said he was keen to get back.
He had had a problem common among motorcycle racers when pressure builds up in the forearm and causes intense pain, making riding a motorcycle difficult when the muscle becomes too big for the sack in which it is enclosed.
Pedrosa has not won a MotoGP race since the Czech GP in August 2014. He was sixth in the season-opener in Qatar.