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Dani Pedrosa wins Catalunya GP

 Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa, front, leads the start of the race at the Catalonian racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 8,...
Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain rides during the Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain on S...

Spain Moto GP

Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa, front, leads the start of the race at the Catalonian racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, June 8,...

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain rides during the Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, Spain on S...

Honda rider Dani Pedrosa took the lead on the first lap and kept it to win the Catalunya Moto GP on Sunday.
The Spaniard finished the 25-lap race _ a total of 118.175 kilometers (73.43 miles) _ in 43 minutes, 2.175 seconds.
Pedrosa was 2.806 seconds ahead of Italy's Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha.
Ducatti pole-sitter Casey Stoner was third on a Ducati, 3.343 seconds behind Pedrosa. Rossi, who started ninth, overtook Stoner with two laps left.
"I'm very happy because we have been able to make a good race today," Pedrosa said. "We were able to get a good start."
Honda's Andrea Dovizioso of Italy was fourth at the Circuit de Catalunya track.
Toni Elias was disqualified after failing to take a drive-through penalty on time for jumping the start from 16th place on the grid.
Rossi leads the MotoGP standings with 142 points after 7 of 18 races. Pedrosa is second with 135 points and Spain's Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha, who was not able to race Sunday after a practice crash, is third with 94 points.
In the 250cc class, Marco Simoncelli of Italy won in 41:01.859 on a Gilera, ahead of Spain's Aprilia riders Alvaro Bautista and Hector Barbera who were second and third respectively.
Mika Kallio of Finland leads the overall standings for KTM after 7 of 18 races with 106 points, followed by Italy's Marco Simoncelli on a Gilera with 103.
The 125cc class was won by Mike di Meglio of France on a Derbi in 41:08.708 _ .268 ahead of second-place Pol Espargaro of Spain who started from pole position on his Derbi. Aprilia's Gabor Talmacsi of Hungary was third.
Di Meglio leads the standings with 112 points, followed by Italy's Simone Corsi on an Aprilia with 98 points.


Updated : 2020-12-03 11:45 GMT+08:00