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Pedrosa heads Honda 1-2-3 at Motegi

Pedrosa heads Honda 1-2-3 at Motegi

Pedrosa heads Honda 1-2-3 at Motegi

Dani Pedrosa made another step towards the 250cc crown by winning the Camel Grand Prix of Japan. The Spanish youngster took his fifth win of the season after starting from the pole position and beating fellow Honda rider and countryman Toni Elias, while his Telefonica Movistar Honda team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama completed the podium.

The Japanese race turned out to be an all-Spanish affair as Pedrosa and Elias dominated the rest of the field. Aprilia rider Randy de Puniet was not able to follow the pace of the leaders and eventually crashed out of fourth position after being rejoined by Hiroshi Aoyama and wildcard Yuki Takahashi.

Takahashi was eventually beaten by Sebastián Porto for fourth. De Angelis took fifth ahead of Roberto Rolfo, Shuhei Aoyama, Franco Battaini and Alex Debon.

Dani Pedrosa extended his tally to 234 points. Randy de Puniet remains second with 187 points, but Sebastián Porto is just one point adrift the Frenchman. Full report to follow…


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