Pedersen says: No more GP

BJARNE Pedersen has decided not to continue on the Grand Prix (SGP) comeback trail for the 2011 series.

BJARNE Pedersen has decided not to continue on the Grand Prix (SGP) comeback trail for the 2011 series.

Pedersen who had gained the right to compete in the qualifiers has weighed up the pros and cons of seeking a place back in the competition in which he was regular between 2003 and 2008.

Speaking of the decision Pedersen said “It was great racing in the series until I stopped in 2008 but I have however decided that if I am to be part of it again I would want to be a serious competitor and that takes a lot of resources. That would mean that I might have to leave one or two of my league clubs and right now my priorities rest with the clubs not the SGP.”

It is believed that the decision was made slightly easier to make too given the issues surrounding the new FIM approved silencers, introduction of which has been shelved domestically until the start of 2011. The new silencers are still mandatory in the SGP qualiications despite riders’ concerns over their proven safety.


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“I am not too amused with the FIM decision to insist that the new silencers must be used in the qualifying rounds, and I find it hard to believe that the authorities cannot recognise the problem. Their insistence to use them has made it easier for me though to come to the conclusion not to carry on fighting for a SGP place as I have no desire to race with the new silencers until they are proven safe.”

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