Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa isn't sure whether he will return from injury to ride next weekend's Valencia season finale. He had a huge highside crash during Free Practice three at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.
Pedrosa broke his right collarbone in four places and also suffered a fracture to his right fibula. After the incident, he flew back to Barcelona and underwent surgery on the same day of the crash itself.
The Spaniard was targeting to race at the season finale at Valencia, but he is unsure about it. He wrote in a blog, "I'm getting better with every day that goes by."
"Physical therapy is going well, and at this time all I can think about is racing once again.
"I'm working hard with my mind set on recovering in time for Valencia, but I'm still not entirely sure whether it will be possible as I will know next week."
Current HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama stood in for the injured Pedrosa at Motegi and Sepang. And for the second flyaway race at Phillip Island, 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden wore the Repsol Honda leathers.
For last weekend's race at Malaysia, Hayden was unavailable due to his World Superbike Championship duty. He was at Qatar for WSB Finale, but he would be free to race at Valencia.