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Pedrosa resumes title defence at Donington

Pedrosa resumes title defence at Donington

Pedrosa resumes title defence at Donington

The British Grand Prix sees the return of the 250cc and 125cc classes, with MotoGP having been supported in Laguna Seca by the national AMA series.

A four-week break will ensure that some of the most exciting young riders in the world will be doubly motivated at Donington Park, the first of two consecutive Grand Prix weekends before the summer break.

In the quarter litre class Dani Pedrosa continues his title defence with a 37-point advantage over Casey Stoner. Pedrosa's current score of 143 points is the highest total any rider has amassed after seven rounds of the series since Max Biaggi in 1996 but Stoner will be one of several riders looking to halt his progress at Donington.

The Australian knows the circuit well having competed there in the British Championship before making his Grand Prix debut at the track in 2001 and will be out to make up for his disappointment last year, when he missed the 125cc race with a broken collarbone.

That particular race was won by Andrea Dovizioso, who led from start to finish after qualifying on pole. The Italian lies just four points behind Stoner in the championship and is targeting his debut victory in the class. Meanwhile, Sebastián Porto will be looking to follow up victory in the last round of the season at Assen with his first ever back-to-back success.

250cc, 2005, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa

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