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Catalunya 2005: Pedrosa completes first 250cc hat trick

Catalunya 2005: Pedrosa completes first 250cc hat trick

Catalunya 2005: Pedrosa completes first 250cc hat trick

Dani Pedrosa has become the first Spanish rider to win a 250cc race at the Catalunya circuit last year, completing the first three consecutive victories of his career. The historic win came in an incident-packed race ahead of Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso.

Pedrosa had a poor start and was only tenth on the first lap, while Randy de Puniet grabbed the holeshot before crashing out of the lead on lap 2 – just a lap after his team-mate Sebastian Porto had suffered a similar fate. Alex de Angelis and Hector Barbera then provided an entertaining battle for the lead, while Pedrosa made up ground steadily.

On lap 10, Barbera was leading when de Angelis and Lorenzo collided, leaving room for Pedrosa to continue his charge. Once he had grabbed the lead he manage to build up his advantage over his rivals, eventually taking the flag with a 5.6s gap over the second.

Pedrosa's team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama took fourth ahead of Simone Corsi and Randy de Puniet, who was able to rejoin the race after his crash.

Tags:
250cc, 2006, Dani Pedrosa

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