Pedrosa Arrested for Cheating
While Dani Pedrosa may be a star MotoGP racer, manning a yacht is apparently not his forte. On Saturday, March 31, the Spanish rider was arrested for allegedly cheating during an examination to obtain a captain's recreational yachting license.
Along with Pedrosa's arrest, another 20 test takers were surprised to find themselves arrested during the exam at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia while wearing electronic earpieces that fed them the answers to the yachtsman licensing test, which cost about 2,000 to 1,5000 Euros ($2,600 to $3,300) to enter.
Pedrosa is not denying the claims but instead has released a statement through his lawyers saying, "After taking bad advice I have committed an error. You can ignore or learn from mistakes and I have learned from this. I want to apologize to all my followers.
Of course, the Honda rider would like us to all move on, especially as the opening of the MotoGP 2012 series draws near. "Now I want to look forward. I am a motorbike rider, the world championship begins this weekend in Qatar and I want to focus exclusively on Sunday's race."
While the 26-year-old 125cc and 250cc world champion will be hitting the track for the seventh time as a MotoGP rider in an attempt to snag a premier title, don't expect to see him captaining a yacht any time soon.