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DATE News (chronologically)
10/14/12
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Pedrosa prevails at Motegi  
Dani Pedrosa
Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa clinched victory for the second year in a row in Honda's backyard in Motegi.

It is Pedrosa's fifth win of 2012 - his record in MotoGP, and he also equals his podium record in a single season (13 in 2004). It is another important points haul as he chases down current Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in the fight for the 2012 MotoGP title, with just three rounds now remaining.

With Lorenzo leading from pole, the two Spaniards ran away from the rest of the pack. Pedrosa matched Lorenzo lap for lap, not allowing him to pull an advantage, and recorded a new record race lap of 1'45.589 on lap 4. Then on lap 11 Pedrosa made his move and lead the race to the checkered flag, winning by 4.275 seconds and marking a new record race time of 42'31.569. With this victory, Pedrosa maintains his position as the only rider to record victories at Motegi in all three classes.

DANI PEDROSA 1st
"It was a hard race because the pace was very fast from the beginning. I tried to understand the bike, as yesterday we had a lot of chatter so I didn't know how it would be today. In the beginning it wasn't too bad but then it got a little worse during the race. I managed it as best I could and I stayed with Jorge, I was able to get a better line out of the corner and pass him and then I put in some good laps and controlled the gap. Jorge tried to stay with me, but then decided to settle for the second place. We did what we needed to do and it's just a pity that there is no one else who can stay with us because every race I win, he's been second. But anyway, it's a great feeling to win races and we are doing it now. Thanks to Honda and the whole team, I'm really happy to win again here in Motegi!".

Jorge Lorenzo Position 2nd - Time: +4.275
“I was completely at the maximum trying to stay with Dani but today we had such different performance on the straights and he was also riding really well. I tried to stay with him but it was impossible, maybe next time it will be different. For sure the Championship is closer now, but we are still very competitive and have the chance to win.”

Race Result - Round 15

Pos Rider Behind Nat Bike Team
1 Dani Pedrosa 42'31.569 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo +4.275 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Alvaro Bautista +6.752 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
4 Andrea Dovizioso +16.397 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Casey Stoner +20.566 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
6 Stefan Bradl +24.567 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Valentino Rossi +26.072 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Nicky Hayden +36.724 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Katsuyuki Nakasuga +36.794 JAP YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
10 Hector Barbera +1'10.729 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
11 Karel Abraham +1'15.658 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
12 Aleix Espargaro +1'22.769 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
13 Colin Edwards +1'24.968 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
14 James Ellison +1'29.388 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
15 Michele Pirro 1'34.612 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
16 Roberto Rolfo 1'50.853 ITA ART Speed Master
17 Cal Crutchlow DNF GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
18 Danilo Petrucci DNF ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project
19 Ivan Silva DNF SPA BQR-FTR BQR
20 Randy De Puniet DNF FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
21 Ben Spies DNF USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
22 Yonny Hernandez DNF COL BQR-FTR BQR

Championship standings

Pos Rider Points Nat Bike Team
1 Jorge Lorenzo 310 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 282 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Casey Stoner 197 pts AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Andrea Dovizioso 192 pts ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Alvaro Bautista 144 pts SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
6 Valentino Rossi 137 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
7 Cal Crutchlow 135 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Stefan Bradl 125 pts GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
9 Nicky Hayden 101 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Ben Spies 88 pts USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
11 Hector Barbera 70 pts SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Aleix Espargaro 55 pts ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
13 Randy De Puniet 53 pts FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
14 Karel Abraham 37 pts CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
15 Yonny Hernandez 28 pts COL BQR-FTR BQR
16 Michele Pirro 26 pts ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
17 Colin Edwards 25 pts USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
18 James Ellison 21 pts GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
19 Jonathan Rea 17 pts GBR HONDA Repsol Honda Team
20 Mattia Pasini 13 pts ITA ART Speed Master
21 Danilo Petrucci 11 pts ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project
22 Ivan Silva 11 pts SPA BQR-FTR BQR
23 Toni Elías 10 pts SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
24 Katsuyuki Nakasuga 7 pts JAP YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
25 Steve Rapp 2 pts USA N/A Attack Performance
26 David Salom 1 pts SPA BQR-FTR BQR
27 Roberto Rolfo 0 pts ITA ART Speed Master
28 Franco Battaini 0 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
29 Chris Vermeulen 0 pts AUS SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
30 Aaron Yates 0 pts USA N/A GP Tech

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