MotoGP: Pedrosa makes it eight winners in a row

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Dani Pedrosa has made it eight MotoGP winners in a row by taking a storming victory at the San Marino Grand Prix over Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. The Repsol Honda rider gambled with softer tyres and utilised them to his advantage to cut through the field to a dominant win.

It was Lorenzo and Rossi who were early leaders, but lap after lap at record pace saw Pedrosa scythe through the field to take the lead and then continue to pull away from the rest of the field.


Marc Marquez completed championship damage limitation in fourth, ahead of Maverick Viñales, Andrea Dovizioso, and Ducati replacement rider Michele Pirro.

Cal Crutchlow was next across the line, but the Brit was docked a place for exceeding track limits – a decision currently under review by race control – that handed eighth to Pol Espargaró.

Eugene Laverty was 14th, just ahead of Scott Redding in 15th, while Alex Lowes fell from the race.


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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer