Saturday, June 19, 2010

BBC - Jennie Gow: Perky Pedrosa lights up Silverstone

"Riders for Health, which aims to provide reliable transport to aid workers in Africa, hosts a charity day called Day of Champions, raising thousands of pounds by auctioning all sorts of rider merchandise and memorabilia.

Our very own Steve Parrish and Matt Roberts took to the stage several times to entertain the crowd. Then in the afternoon it was time for the real money-making to begin with Valentino Rossi paintings and Dani Pedrosa's boots just some of the items going under the hammer.

It was just before he took to the stage that I met up with Pedrosa, who won at Mugello last time out. Now, I have to be honest with you, Pedrosa has a reputation of being a little sullen and has always shied away from the media. He does not have the natural charisma that someone like Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo has. Nevertheless, he is undoubtedly one of the best riders in the world, preferring to do his talking on the track."

BBC - Jennie Gow: Perky Pedrosa lights up Silverstone