Dani Pedrosa launched a new children’s book in Spain yesterday that tells the story of how he set on the road to stardom in racing.
The book entitled ‘Two elves for Dani Pedrosa’ is based Pedrosa’s joy in receiving a special Christmas gift when he was only five-years-old.
Under the tree Santa Claus had left a motocross outfit, but also two of his most trusted elves, Tim and Tom. It was their job to stay with Dani and help him take his first steps into the world of motorcycling and guide him to become a world champion.
Written by Pau Joan Hernández and illustrated by Jordi Vila Delclos, the book is aimed at children aged between si and 12 years The Repsol Honda rider said: “When I was asked to make a dedication to the readers, I thought that it’s a story about how dreams come true.
"Since a young age when I saw the races on television, my dream was to become a rider - and what began as a game has finally become my life.
"All children have dreams and the most important thing is to keep trying to reach those dreams, however difficult they may seem. Then, the effort is also important because talent alone is not enough.
"These are important values you learn as a child. I have always felt very good with children becase they are the noblest people in the world.”