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Birthday celebrations amid title battle for Pedrosa

Birthday celebrations amid title battle for Pedrosa

In the attached video the Repsol Honda rider, who will celebrate his 25th birthday in Japan on Wednesday, reviews his racing career to date in photos.

Dani Pedrosa will celebrate his 25tjh birthday in Japan on Wednesday having already arrived for Round 14 of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship, which takes place at Motegi this weekend.

One of the leading riders in the premier class the Spaniard is currently immersed in a fight for the 2010 title, and in the attached video Pedrosa looks back over some of the most important moments in his sporting career to date.

Ten years ago the young Repsol Honda rider made his debut in the World Championship 125cc class at just 15 years old, riding in the 2001 Japan GP. At that time the competition was held at the Suzuka circuit and on that day the World Championship journey of one of the most important figures in Spanish motorcycling began. That same year, Dani Pedrosa took his first podium, in Valencia, and one season later his first win which came at Assen.

His early promise was converted into a 125cc World Champion title in 2003, beginning a meteoric career which took him on to win two consecutive World Championships in the two subsequent seasons, this time in the 250cc class. Shattering records Pedrosa made his debut in the premier class, MotoGP, in 2006 and he is currently competing in his fifth season. This year he has achieved four wins and together with fellow countryman Jorge Lorenzo is one of the two riders who can now win the 2010 title.

Over the past ten years Pedrosa has achieved 35 wins – eight in 125cc, 15 in 250cc and 12 in MotoGP – and 88 podiums in the 160 races he has contested. He has started from pole position 35 times and has set the fastest lap in 41 races. He has three World Championship titles and 2,360 points, statistics which he will continue to improve on with each GP as he fights to achieve his lifetime dream of becoming premier class World Champion.

MotoGP, 2010, GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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