Dani Pedrosa raced for the first time in a World Championship in 2001 after an outstanding participation in the 1999 Movistar Activa Cup.
He scored three titles in different categories in the World Championship (2003 in 125 cc, 2004 and 2005 in 250 cc). Since 2006, he rides for the official Repsol Honda team in the premier class, MotoGP. He was runner-up in 2007, 2010 and 2012, third in 2008, 2009 and 2013, fourth in 2011, 2014 and 2015, and fifth in 2006, accumulating a total of 28 victories and 102 podiums.
2012 was his best year in the World Championship, so far. He scored seven wins and fought for the title until the penultimate race of the year. In 2015, he announced a temporary retirement to deal with an injury in his right forearm but soon he recovered and managed to step up on the podium in Catalonia, Germany and Aragon before achieving two magnificent victories in Japan and Malaysia. In 2016, Dani had his batteries charged, but the extreme hardness of the tires, the radical motor and the good form of the Ducati team relieved him to a 4th position in the competition. In 2017, Dani is a strong candidate for the World Championship.