Arm pump woes a thing of the past

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Motogp Preview -

One piece of good news to come out of the Qatar test for Dani Pe­drosa was a lack of any signs of the de­bil­i­tat­ing arm pump that struck him at the Lo­sail track at the start of the 2015 sea­son.

It was at Qatar last year that the is­sues were fi­nally brought to a head, forc­ing the 30-year-old to take time away from the sport to un­dergo a highly in­va­sive op­er­a­tion to re­move the fas­cia from the mus­cles of his fore­arms in or­der to re­lieve the com­part­ment syn­drome in­flicted upon him by the force of hold­ing on to a Mo­togp bike.

Com­ing away from the tests in the same shape he re­turned to the cham­pi­onship last year af­ter his surgery, he spoke about his feel­ings of re­lief .

“It’s the first time in a long time that I’ve started a sea­son not wor­ry­ing about arm pump, and com­pared to last year it’s a com­pletely dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tion, which is very nice!”

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