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Pedrosa takes historic win at Mugello

Pedrosa takes historic win at Mugello

Pedrosa takes historic win at Mugello

Reigning World Champion Dani Pedrosa made history today at Mugello by giving Honda their first 250cc win on the Tuscany circuit since 1997. Taking his third victory of the season in the Gran Premio Alice dItalia, the Spaniard consolidated his Championship lead and closest rival Andrea Dovizoso now trails by 21 points.

Jorge Lorenzo had a poor start from pole position, while Dani Pedrosa gunned from seventh on the grid to take the holeshot. However, two Aprilia riders led in the early stages of the race: Randy de Puniet, who eventually crashed on the sixth lap, and Casey Stoner. The young Australian hit the front on the second lap and retained the lead until the 14th lap.

With seven laps to go, Jorge Lorenzo moved to the first position after an impressive comeback, only to be beaten by Dani Pedrosa a few laps later. A late surge from the reigning World Champion left his rivals unable to keep up. Lorenzo delivered a gritty effort in the final lap to take second ahead of Alex de Angelis; while Stoner had to settle for fourth,

Argentinean Sebastian Porto took fifth ahead of Hector Barbera, Hiroshi Aoyama and Andrea Dovizioso, who lost a lot of ground in the second half of the race after dicing with the top five runners. Simone Corsi took ninth and Chaz Davies completed the top ten.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, GRAN PREMIO ALICE D'ITALIA, RAC

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