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Top 10 MotoGP riders of 2010: 2nd

Dani Pedrosa 2nd in's top 10 MotoGP riders of 2010.
2 – Dani Pedrosa

2010 was by far Dani Pedrosa's best in the MotoGP class, despite the late-season collarbone injury that ended his slim title hopes.

Mixed performances during the first five races, as he battled stability issues with the new-for-2010 Ohlins/RCV partnership, allowed Jorge Lorenzo to build a healthy lead.

But Pedrosa then finished first or second in the seven races from Assen onwards to put some pressure on his fellow Spaniard.

Even without the injury Pedrosa is unlikely to have been champion, but he could well have won more races. As it is, his four wins still doubled his previous best in a single season and second place in the championship matched his best MotoGP points ranking.

Despite missing three races while his collarbone healed, and being a shadow of his usual self in the last two rounds as he struggled with a lack of strength, Pedrosa finished the season with 39 points more than fully-fit Repsol Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso.

Pedrosa was only twelve points clear of Rossi by the end of the year, but won twice as many races as the Italian.

Statistics – Dani Pedrosa:

Team: Repsol Honda
Bike: Honda RC212V

Championship position: 2nd
Points: 245

Race starts: 15 (out of 18)
Pole positions: 4
Victories: 4
Podiums: 9
Fastest laps: 8
Best result: 1st (Mugello, Sachsenring, Indianapolis, Misano)
Points finishes: 14's Top 10 MotoGP riders of 2010:
2. Dani Pedrosa
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Casey Stoner
5. Ben Spies
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Nicky Hayden
8. Marco Simoncelli
9. Randy de Puniet
10. Alvaro Bautista

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Mistersofty - Unregistered

November 19, 2010 10:08 AM

Say what you like d###s above but the guys is fast, has balls o steel and will be very strong on the Honda next year. What do you wish I'll on a guy that can push up front and worry the yams ? we're here for racing and entertainment, not to get personal ?

Yess - Unregistered

November 19, 2010 5:12 PM

Where are the ones who once said that Pedrosa won't get a Factory ride for 2010? Where are the losers who were 100% sure Pedrosa would end up riding a Suzuki in 2011? They were should that he would lose his HRC seat in 2011!!! Where are they? I guess he will lose his seat in 2012? How can the most talented guy on the grid lose his seat? Some people really don't have a clue, it's a shame for motorsport to have fans like that.

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