Aragon MotoGP: Pedrosa eases to victory

Published: 30 September 2012

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa dominated today's MotoGP race at Aragon to win from Jorge Lorenzo by over six seconds.

Lorenzo took the lead from the start, with Pedrosa close behind. Pedrosa passed Lorenzo after a handful of laps before easing in to the distance. Lorenzo tried to keep pace with Pedrosa but suffered a rear end slide and was unable to keep pace with his compatriot.

Andrea Dovizioso finished third, just one tenth of a second ahead of team-mate Cal Crutchlow after a hard battle between the pair and Ben Spies.

MotoGP rookie Stefan Bradl moved in to third position on lap three, ahead of Ben Spies, but crashed out of the race after a front end slide.

Valentino Rossi finished 44 seconds adrift of Pedrosa in eighth place after running off track on the first lap and again towards the end of the race.

Team-mate Nicky Hayden ran off track before colliding with a safety barrier. He was taken to the medical centre where he was declared ok, but was given a neck brace. The American will undergo more checks to rule out internal injuries.

Stand in rider Jonathan Rea finished 32 seconds behind Pedrosa in seventh.

1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.2 42'10.444
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 165.7 +6.472
3 16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.4 +11.047
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.4 +11.184
5 11 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 165.3 +13.786
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 164.3 +28.166
7 9 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 164.1 +32.290
8 8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 163.3 +44.432
9 7 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 162.5 +57.417
10 6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 162.4 +58.525
11 5 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 162.3 +59.863
12 4 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 161.4 +1'14.561
13 3 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 161.3 +1'16.159
14 2 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 161.3 +1'16.580
15 1 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 160.7 +1'25.815
16  54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 160.3 +1'31.801
17  9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 159.7 +1'42.300
18  5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 156.3 1 Lap

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