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Dani Pedrosa dominates the field to win the Indianapolis MotoGP

The Spaniard started the race in pole position and never looked back.

Dani Pedrosa put in a dominant display to claim the win.
Dani Pedrosa put in a dominant display to claim the win.
Image: AP Photo/Michael Conroy

POLE-SITTER DANI PEDROSA cruised to victory in Sunday’s Indianapolis MotoGP, finishing nearly 11 seconds ahead of fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.

Pedrosa, on a Honda, completed the 28-lap course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 49min 39.631sec, 10.823sec ahead of Yahama’s Lorenzo.

The 26-year-old claimed his 17th career Moto GP win while Lorenzo stayed on top of the world championship standings.

Yamaha’s Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso finished third 17.310sec behind Pedrosa.

Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Dovizioso comprised the first row for the start of the race. The 26-year-old last won here in 2010 and it was his first win from pole position since the 2010 San Marino Grand Prix.

Last year’s winner Casey Stoner of Australia finished fourth at 19.803.

Stoner, the 2011 MotoGP world champion who plans to retire at the end of the season, was riding with special footwear after suffering torn ligaments and a slightly fractured right ankle in Saturday’s qualifying round.

- © AFP, 2012

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