Grand Prix champion Pedrosa to race Lamborghini Super Trofeo in 2022

The ex-Honda factory rider is set to race three times in the spec Lamborghini series this year. 

FFF Lamborghini Super Trofeo.

Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will be competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo in 2022, with the FFF Racing team.

Pedrosa retired from full-time Grand Prix racing at the end of the 2018 MotoGP season, after winning three world titles (1x 125cc, 2x 250cc) and 31 Grands Prix. 

Since then, he has become one of KTM’s official test riders, and his work with the Mattighofen marque has seen them go from occasional top 10 finishers to six-time race winners, including at last weekend’s Indonesian Grand Prix with Miguel Oliveira.

Pedrosa last raced in 2021 at the Austrian Grand Prix as a wildcard for KTM. He showed good speed all weekend, and ended the race in 10th, 19 seconds off the win, and seven behind the top KTM rider that day, Brad Binder, who finished fourth.

This year’s Super Trofeo will be the first time Pedrosa has competed in a car racing championship, albeit not full-time. Pedrosa is set to compete in three races in 2022, with the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 car used in the one-make series. 

The Super Trofeo is a support class for the GT World Challenge Europe, which will start on 10 April in Imola. Valentino Rossi will drive a WRT-prepared Audi in the GTWC Europe, meaning two ex-MotoGP stars will be present at three of the rounds this year. 

It will not be Pedrosa’s first time in a racing car, though. Back in 2018, Pedrosa, along with his then teammate Marc Marquez, completed a test day with a Toro Rosso-liveried 2013 Red Bull F1 car. 

In an Instagram post, Pedrosa said he is “Glad to announce I will participate at three races of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo championship with the FFF team this season. I hope to enjoy the adrenaline of the competition and learn more about cars with this new experience for me.”

Sportscar365 report that Pedrosa will be paired with Swiss driver Antonin Borga, a previous race winner in the LMP2 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, in the #29 FFF Lamborghini.

Lead image courtesy of Sportscar365.