Dani Pedrosa: Mugello Wire-To-Wire

MotoGP Results

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.

SeasonCategoryCircuitRiderCountryConstructor
2010MotoGPMugelloPedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2010MotoGPLe MansLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2010MotoGPJerezLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2010MotoGPLosail

Circuit
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPComunitat

Valenciana
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2009MotoGPSepang

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2009MotoGPPhillip

Island
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2009MotoGPEstorilLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2009MotoGPMisanoRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPIndianapolisLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2009MotoGPAutomotodrom

Brno
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPDonington

Park
Dovizioso,

Andrea
ITALYHonda
2009MotoGPSachsenringRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPMazda

Raceway
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2009MotoGPAssenRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPCircuit de

Catalunya
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPMugelloStoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2009MotoGPLe MansLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2009MotoGPJerezRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2009MotoGPMotegiLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2009MotoGPLosail

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPComunitat

Valenciana
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPSepang

Circuit
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPPhillip

Island
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPMotegiRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPIndianapolisRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPMisanoRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPAutomotodrom

Brno
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPMazda

Raceway
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPSachsenringStoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPAssenStoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPDonington

Park
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2008MotoGPCircuit de

Catalunya
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2008MotoGPMugelloRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPLe MansRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPShanghai

Circuit
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2008MotoGPEstorilLorenzo,

Jorge
SPAINYamaha
2008MotoGPJerezPedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2008MotoGPLosail

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPComunitat

Valenciana
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2007MotoGPSepang

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPPhillip

Island
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPMotegiCapirossi,

Loris
ITALYDucati
2007MotoGPEstorilRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2007MotoGPMisanoStoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPAutomotodrom

Brno
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPMazda

Raceway
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPSachsenringPedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2007MotoGPAssenRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2007MotoGPDonington

Park
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPCircuit de

Catalunya
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPMugelloRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2007MotoGPLe MansVermeulen,

Chris
AUSTRALIASuzuki
2007MotoGPShanghai

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPIstanbul

Park Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2007MotoGPJerezRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2007MotoGPLosail

Circuit
Stoner,

Casey
AUSTRALIADucati
2006MotoGPComunitat

Valenciana
Bayliss,

Troy
AUSTRALIADucati
2006MotoGPEstorilElias, ToniSPAINHonda
2006MotoGPMotegiCapirossi,

Loris
ITALYDucati
2006MotoGPPhillip

Island
Melandri,

Marco
ITALYHonda
2006MotoGPSepang

Circuit
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2006MotoGPAutomotodrom

Brno
Capirossi,

Loris
ITALYDucati
2006MotoGPMazda

Raceway
Hayden,

Nicky
UNITED STATESHonda
2006MotoGPSachsenringRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2006MotoGPDonington

Park
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda
2006MotoGPAssenHayden,

Nicky
UNITED STATESHonda
2006MotoGPCircuit de

Catalunya
Rossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2006MotoGPMugelloRossi,

Valentino
ITALYYamaha
2006MotoGPLe MansMelandri,

Marco
ITALYHonda
2006MotoGPShanghai

Circuit
Pedrosa,

Dani
SPAINHonda