MotoGP »

Pedrosa earns third MotoGP win on trot

'This victory is really amazing for me; it's the first time I've won in the wet in my life and I'm really, really happy' - Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa clinched his third premier class victory in a row with a masterful performance in the wet at Sepang as the Repsol Honda clawed back more ground in the MotoGP title race.

It was the first time ever that Pedrosa has won three MotoGP races on the trot and the gap to Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the standings is now 23 points with two races remaining at Phillip Island and Valencia.

Pedrosa, who had a lead of almost 6.5 seconds when the race was stopped with seven laps remaining due to heavy tropical rain, was also celebrating his 44th Grand Prix success – a milestone that puts him level with Casey Stoner and Lorenzo in the all-time winners list.

The diminutive Spaniard hailed the victory as an “amazing” triumph – his first in the wet.

“This victory is really amazing for me; it's the first time I've won in the wet in my life and I'm really, really happy,” said Pedrosa.

“I want to thank my team and the people who helped me to get here because when I started racing in these conditions I was weak and they know how difficult it's been during all this time!

“Jorge set a really high pace at the beginning of the race and I remained calm to stay with him,” he added.

“I knew he was on a soft rear tyre and he could pull out some good laps at the start. Lap by lap I got a little more confident and I could still push and at half way in the race I overtook him and built a good gap.”

Pedrosa admitted he was fortunate to remain uptight in the treacherous conditions as he secured all 25 points to keep up his unrelenting pressure on title favourite Lorenzo.

“Some laps later the rain came down heavy and it was hard to stay on the bike,” he said.

“I was lucky to be able to win this race, and also Jorge to finish second because he was almost on the ground.

“So, I'm happy for the victory, but especially happy to be able to dedicate it to Ginés, a good friend and member of the Repsol Honda Team that sadly passed away yesterday. This one is for you!”

With Casey Stoner finishing on the rostrum in third, the Repsol Honda team has wrapped up the Team Championship with two rounds remaining.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Pedrosa, Japanese MotoGP 2012
Pedrosa, Lorenzo Malaysian MotoGP Race 2012
Pedrosa, Malaysian MotoGP Race 2012
Honda testing at Brno (pic: Jan Starek).
The 2015 Honda RC213V (pic: Jan Starek).
Dani Pedrosa tests 2015 Honda (pic: Jan Starek).
Marc Marquez tests 2015 Honda (pic: Jan Starek).
Jorge Martin, German Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup Race 2014
Pedrosa, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Pedrosa, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, Iannone, German MotoGP Race 2014
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Robert Jones

October 21, 2012 1:39 PM
Last Edited 639 days ago

It's a shame there is so much controversy surrounding this race !! - It detracts from what an Absolutely brilliant performance Dani gave today His skill and commitment were second to none - Masterclass Indeed !!! Cheers



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.