Despite fracturing his right arm radius a couple of weeks ago at the Grand Prix of Argentina, Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has decided to travel to Austin.

Pedrosa crashed out early at Termas de Rio Hondo after an incident with Johann Zarco left the ‘Little Samurai’ on a tricky wet patch of track. Afterwards, the Spaniard underwent successful surgery to fix a broken radius and now he’ll be back on track at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas less than two weeks later.

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Pedrosa said: “Since the operation, I started feeling a bit better every day. I’ve been doing exercises to gain mobility and reduce the inflammation. Little by little I’m recovering muscle tone, and this allows me to see some progress. From here it’s difficult to know our real possibilities. We’re going to a difficult track and until I’m back on my bike I won’t be able to really know my situation. But what’s clear to me at this moment is