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Dani Pedrosa takes victory at Jerez

Dani Pedrosa takes victory at Jerez

Dani Pedrosa takes victory at Jerez

Dani Pedrosa has won the Gran Premio Marlboro de España in Jerez, after a closely fought battle with Sebastian Porto.

Starting the race in pole position, the young Spaniard, and local favourite, kept up a strong performance and finished in 45´36.679, managing to keep the title out of the grasp of Argentinean Sebastian Porto, who took second place, and Alex de Angelis who made it onto the podium in third place.

Pedrosa: "I'm quite happy with the result. We did a great job although track conditions were not good and we had to push hard. I want to dedicate the result to my team, Movistar, and all the people have come here to see the race"

Andrea Dovizioso, last year's 125 champion, slugged it out with Fortuna Honda team-mates Hector Barbera and Jorge Lorenzo to take fourth place, a good result for the Team Scot rider after making the big jump from 125 to 250. Barbera and Lorenzo took fifth and sixth place respectively.

It was a disappointing race for Frenchman Randy de Puniet. The Aprilia Aspar rider started in fourth place and had moved into third position until falling in the 12th lap to leave Casey Stoner in third before the young Australian also crashed in the 13th, opening the podium up for Alex de Angelis.

Italian Carrera Sunglasses – LCR rider Roberto Locatelli finished in seventh, followed by Honda rider Alex Debon in eighth, a good result for the Spaniard who is the first private rider in the 250 category.

Taking the final places in the top ten were Simone Corsi, the MS Aprilia Italia Corsi rider finished in ninth position, and tenth was taken by fellow Italian Mirko Giansanti of Matteoni Racing.


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