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MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins Aragon Grand Prix

Article posted: 01/10/2012 17:01:31
Dani Pedrosa wins in Aragon to make up some ground on MotoGP leader Jorge Lorenzo.Dani Pedrosa wins in Aragon to make up some ground on MotoGP leader Jorge Lorenzo.

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa powered his way to a dominant victory at the Aragon Grand Prix to make some ground on MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.

Pedrosa took the lead from the Yamaha rider on the seventh lap and never looked back, securing his fourth victory of the season.

The win means Lorenzo, who was second, leads the season standings by 33 points from his fellow Spaniard with just four races remaining.

After the disaster at Misano for Pedrosa, the victory keeps alive his hopes of winning the MotoGP title.

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Andrea Dovizioso was third with his British team-mate Cal Crutchlow finishing in fourthy.

Ducati rider Nicky Hayden put his motorcycle leathers to the test with a big crash as he drove into a wall and was thrown over the top.

"I came up on that wall really fast. I thought I might hit it headfirst if I jumped off, so I let go right before impact," said Hayden.

"I'm sorry to tear up the bike, but I'm thankful for great safety equipment and to be okay."

Britain's Jonathan Rea, in for the injured Casey Stoner on the Repsol Honda, again performed well, finishing seventh.

Posted by Marcus Blackburn

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