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Donington 2004: Pedrosa imperious once again

Donington 2004: Pedrosa imperious once again

Donington 2004: Pedrosa imperious once again

Dani Pedrosa extended his lead at the top of the 250cc World Championship with another stunning display which simply destroyed the rest of the quarter-litre field at the British Grand Prix.

The Spanish rookie took the lead on the first lap and made a typical break from the lead group, lapping alone as he had done at the Sachsenring seven days earlier and eventually winning by over six seconds from Sebastian Porto.

Randy De Puniet returned to the podium in third place and remained second in the championship, 18 points ahead of Porto but trailing Pedrosa by 34 with just seven rounds remaining.

Pole position holder Alex de Angelis was unable to match his qualifying pace in the race, crossing the line in fourth place after seeing Manuel Poggiali, Toni Elias and Hiroshi Aoyama all crash out of the lead group in the opening stages of the race.

Elias and Aoyama both returned to the track, the Spaniard eventually retiring with a mechanical problem and the Japanese rider coming back from 26th to clinch ninth.

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250cc, 2005, betandwin.com BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa

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