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Dani Pedrosa: Mugello Wire-To-Wire

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The Italian Grand Prix had witnessed another masterly performance from Dani Pedrosa, who has claimed his first win of the season in the Italian Grand Prix.

Winner of the pole position, the Repsol rider had no rivals and dominated the race from the start to the chequered flag. His teammate, Andrea Dovizioso, had a fantastic race, climbing five positions in the first lap to finish in a hard-fought third place in front of all of his tiffosi.

The over 76,000 fans that filled the green banks of the Mugello circuit were able to witness another display from a stratospheric Dani Pedrosa.

He warned of his abilities in FP3, when he clocked up the best time in the qualifying, repeating this position in this morning’s warm-up and as soon as the red lights went out today, he left his rivals with no options.

The Repsol rider did not hesitate and was at the front of the pack by the first turn. As precise as a clock, Pedrosa destroyed the stopwatch in the first few laps, setting a pace that nobody could follow.

His constant 1 minute 49 second laps allowed him to open a gap, while his rivals tried in vain to follow him. Lap after lap, the Spanish rider was the fastest of all the riders on the track, also setting a new circuit record in lap five.

He continued to ride with a consistently above that of any rival, riding with an advantage of more than six seconds over his pursuers after half the race.

Riding at less than a second behind Lorenzo, Dovizioso could not beat the Spaniard, ending in a valuable and hard-fought third place, with which the Repsol Honda Team has put both of its riders on the primer class podium once again.

Thanks to his third place, Dovizioso is now fourth in the overall standings, 32 points behind Lorenzo and seven behind his teammate Pedrosa.

Dani Pedrosa says: “It’s an unbelievable feeling to win again and I’m so happy for myself and the Repsol Honda Team. We’ve been working really hard and had some problems through the winter and in the first races, so I’m really delighted with this victory, especially after leading at Jerez for so long but not quite making it.”

“It looks like we are back near where we need to be and the team deserves the victory. I had a great feeling on the bike today, especially at the beginning section of the race and I could open up a gap. To be honest I didn’t see who was behind me, I just looked for the gap on my pit board and tried to ride consistently. It’s important that we are competitive now because we have one weekend off and then three races in a row.”

“The next race is at Silverstone which is a legendary track so I hope that we can match this kind of performance there – and also that this part of England has better weather! I’d like to thank the team, and also the fans here for pushing for Valentino because he’s having a hard time and everyone in the paddock wishes him well”.

This was Pedrosa 8th win the top class and his first since the last race of last year. Pedrosa’s first premier class win came back in 2006. His complete MotoGP careet-to-date win record is recorded below.

Season Category Circuit Rider Country Constructor
2010 MotoGP Mugello Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2010 MotoGP Le Mans Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2010 MotoGP Jerez Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2010 MotoGP Losail
Circuit
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Comunitat
Valenciana
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2009 MotoGP Sepang
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2009 MotoGP Phillip
Island
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2009 MotoGP Estoril Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Misano Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Indianapolis Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Automotodrom
Brno
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Donington
Park
Dovizioso,
Andrea
ITALY Honda
2009 MotoGP Sachsenring Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Mazda
Raceway
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2009 MotoGP Assen Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Circuit de
Catalunya
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Mugello Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2009 MotoGP Le Mans Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Jerez Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Motegi Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2009 MotoGP Losail
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Comunitat
Valenciana
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Sepang
Circuit
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Phillip
Island
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Motegi Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Indianapolis Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Misano Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Automotodrom
Brno
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Mazda
Raceway
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Sachsenring Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Assen Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Donington
Park
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2008 MotoGP Circuit de
Catalunya
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2008 MotoGP Mugello Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Le Mans Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Shanghai
Circuit
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Estoril Lorenzo,
Jorge
SPAIN Yamaha
2008 MotoGP Jerez Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2008 MotoGP Losail
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Comunitat
Valenciana
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2007 MotoGP Sepang
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Phillip
Island
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Motegi Capirossi,
Loris
ITALY Ducati
2007 MotoGP Estoril Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2007 MotoGP Misano Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Automotodrom
Brno
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Mazda
Raceway
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Sachsenring Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2007 MotoGP Assen Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2007 MotoGP Donington
Park
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Circuit de
Catalunya
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Mugello Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2007 MotoGP Le Mans Vermeulen,
Chris
AUSTRALIA Suzuki
2007 MotoGP Shanghai
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Istanbul
Park Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2007 MotoGP Jerez Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2007 MotoGP Losail
Circuit
Stoner,
Casey
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2006 MotoGP Comunitat
Valenciana
Bayliss,
Troy
AUSTRALIA Ducati
2006 MotoGP Estoril Elias, Toni SPAIN Honda
2006 MotoGP Motegi Capirossi,
Loris
ITALY Ducati
2006 MotoGP Phillip
Island
Melandri,
Marco
ITALY Honda
2006 MotoGP Sepang
Circuit
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2006 MotoGP Automotodrom
Brno
Capirossi,
Loris
ITALY Ducati
2006 MotoGP Mazda
Raceway
Hayden,
Nicky
UNITED STATES Honda
2006 MotoGP Sachsenring Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2006 MotoGP Donington
Park
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
2006 MotoGP Assen Hayden,
Nicky
UNITED STATES Honda
2006 MotoGP Circuit de
Catalunya
Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2006 MotoGP Mugello Rossi,
Valentino
ITALY Yamaha
2006 MotoGP Le Mans Melandri,
Marco
ITALY Honda
2006 MotoGP Shanghai
Circuit
Pedrosa,
Dani
SPAIN Honda
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