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Pedrosa takes second premier class victory at Donington Park

Pedrosa takes second premier class victory at Donington Park

Pedrosa takes second premier class victory at Donington Park

Dani Pedrosa put on a dominant performance in England to win the GAS British Grand Prix at Donington Park. The Spanish rookie started from pole, but after losing the holeshot he had to wait 11 laps before finally passing Marco Melandri. Pedrosa had run wide whilst attempting to pass the Italian on lap 4, but it was the sole difficult moment for the Repsol Honda rider.

Valentino Rossi had a superb race from twelfth on the grid, clawing his way through the field. The reigning World Champion was up to fifth by the halfway point of the race, and continued his ascension through the top six before an epic final lap battle with Melandri, in which he came out on top after Melandri ran wide on the hairpin.

Casey Stoner and Kenny Roberts Jr tussled for high positions after starting well, and finished fourth and fifth respectively. Colin Edwards finished ahead of Nicky Hayden in sixth, revenge of sorts for last weekend's final lap at Assen. John Hopkins, Loris Capirossi and Carlos Checa completed the top ten.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GAS BRITISH GRAND PRIX, RAC

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