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If proof were needed that Dani Pedrosa wasn't expecting to snatch third in the 2009 MotoGP World Championship from Casey Stoner at the Valencia finale, it came during the FIM Awards ceremony later that Sunday evening.

The Repsol Honda rider - who only hours earlier had overturned Stoner's eleven point advantage by winning the race, while pole sitter Stoner crashed on the warm-up lap - accepted his third place award wearing jeans and a jumper (see below for more pictures), having had no time to find more formal attire.

By claiming third, Pedrosa will continue to run the #3 in 2010.


Tagged as: Casey Stoner , Dani Pedrosa

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markymark1

November 19, 2009 11:10 AM

I may open myself up to a bit of sh1t here but I'm really starting to like this kid.He had the worst pre season and hurt himself pretty bad- the bike Honda developed (or didn't) looked grim first half of year (and not much better the second) but he just keeps his head down, doesnt constantly crave the media attention that a few others do and just races hard (his ride at Indy for example)Him and Stoner are the only people who can ride with the Yams and he doesn't make a ton of excuses - usually just says "the Yamahas were too fast for me today".He's always limping around injured but rarely mentions it and he's only 3ft tall.I'd love Honda to build him a real competitive bike. There I said it.



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