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Pedrosas winless streak extends to a full calendar year

Pedrosas winless streak extends to a full calendar year

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Dani Pedrosas last MotoGP win, at the Donington Park circuit in Great Britain.

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Dani Pedrosas last MotoGP win, at the Donington Park circuit in Great Britain. Since then, many podiums have been added to the Spaniards total, but he continues on his longest run without a victory since his first Grand Prix win back in 2002.

The MotoGP circus has already visited the two tracks where the Repsol Honda rider triumphed last year, with Shanghai and Donington both ticked off the calendar with Casey Stoner as victor. The strong showings by Stoner and Valentino Rossi as the only dry weather winners in the class have also meant that despite an impressive haul of rostrum finishes Pedrosa is a full 66 points behind the classification leader.

Last year, Pedrosa closed 2006 in spectacular fashion, although what will live longest in the memory of most fans about the Spaniards closing races of the season will most probably be the incident in which he took out team-mate and future World Champion Nicky Hayden at Estoril. Fifth in the standings, he ended the year with 215 points, 8 podiums, 2 victories and 4 pole positions, and became the youngest winner of races in all three categories. Despite this, he has now gone the equivalent of an entire season without tasting the victory champagne.

With a contract yet to be signed, Pedrosa has options for next year should he believe that a parting of ways with Honda will get him back on track. The factory have struggled with the 800cc with which Pedrosa was in theory destined to thrive on, their downturn in results coinciding with that of their Spanish rider.

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MotoGP, 2007, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Dani Pedrosa

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