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Pedrosa produces dominant performance to take second victory of the season

Pedrosa produces dominant performance to take second victory of the season

Pedrosa produces dominant performance to take second victory of the season

Dani Pedrosa leads the 125cc World Championship after a commanding performance in Le Mans this morning, notching his second win of the season so far after only four races.

The 17 year old Spaniard hit the front from the second lap and set a searing pace that pulled him away from a following leading group of Lucio Cecchinello, Alex de Angelis, Pole-man Andrea Dovizioso and Youichi Ui. Riding the factory Honda Pedrosa reeled off a series of fastest laps that saw him work-out a three second lead after seven laps.

In an unusually subdued race for the 125 class, last lap thrills were only provided by Cecchinello, Dovizioso and De Angelis in the scrap for podium positions as Ui faded. De Angelis high-sided into the gravel with only half a lap left to run which elevated Casey Stoner into fourth and the best ever GP finish for the young Australian. Cecchinello held off his countryman to take second and his second consecutive podium result.

Pablo Nieto recovered from a bad start to take fifth ahead of Ui, Stefano Perugini, Steve Jenkner, Thomas Luthi and Masao Azuma rounded out the top ten.
Mika Kallio, Jorge Lorenzo and reigning World Champion Arnaud Vincent crashed out on the first lap.
Pedrosa heads the standings by five points from Cecchinello (who triumphed at the last round in Spain) former points table leader only one hour prior to the race, Steve Jenkne,r is now down in third, 11 points adrift.

Tags:
125cc, 2003, Grand Prix Polini de France

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