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Dani Pedrosa's record-breaking career

Dani Pedrosa's record-breaking career

Dani Pedrosa's record-breaking career

At the Australian GP Dani Pedrosa won his second successive 250cc title to add to the 125cc crown that he won back in 2003. During his short GP career he has already set many new records in Grand Prix racing:

- Last year Pedrosa at the age of 19 became the youngest ever rider to win the 250cc world title, taking the record from Marco Melandri who was 20 when he won the title in 2002.

- At the age of 20 Pedrosa is now the youngest ever rider to take back-to-back titles in the 250cc class, beating the record of Max Biaggi who was 24 when he won his second 250cc title in 1995.

- He is also the youngest ever rider to have won three world titles, taking the record from Valentino Rossi who was 22 when he won his third title which was the 500cc championship in 2001.

- At the first race of last year in South Africa he became the youngest ever rider to win a 250cc Grand Prix race, claiming that particular honour from Britain's Alan Carter who won the French GP at Le Mans in 1983.

- That win in South Africa also made him the youngest ever rider to have won a Grand Prix in two different classes. The previous holder of this record was Marco Melandri.

- The win in South Africa was also the first time that a reigning 125cc World Champion had won the opening round of the 250cc season since Bill Ivy in 1968.

- Last year Pedrosa became the first rider to win the 125cc title and then the 250cc title in consecutive season since Carlo Ubbiali in 1960.

- Pedrosa has won 14 races from his 30 starts in the 250cc class which matches the record of Valentino Rossi during his two-year spell in the 250cc class.

- The Spaniard has also finished on the podium on 22 occasions from his 30 starts, a success rate of 73.3%. This is a higher rate of podium finishes in the 250cc class than any other rider in the last 20 years.

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250cc, 2005, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Dani Pedrosa

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