Skip to main content

Pedrosa keeps title hopes alive

September 30, 2012 -- Updated 1646 GMT (0046 HKT)
 Dani Pedrosa claimed a vital victory at the Aragon GP after beating chief title rival Jorge Lorenzo.
Dani Pedrosa claimed a vital victory at the Aragon GP after beating chief title rival Jorge Lorenzo.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Dani Pedrosa claims victory at Aragon GP
  • The 27-year-old has won four races so far this season
  • Jorge Lorenzo leads title race by 33 points with 4 races remaining
  • Race for the title continues in Japan in two weeks time

(CNN) -- Spain's Dani Pedrosa kept alive his slim hopes of landing a first MotoGP title win after coming out on top in Aragon.

Pedrosa, who is 33 points behind current leader and 2010 champion Jorge Lorenzo, claimed his fourth victory of the season in stunning style.

Formula One strives for green future
Caterham's guide to Singapore
Fernando Alonso recovers from car crash

Lorenzo closes on MotoGP title with San Marino win

The race was marred by a big crash when Ducati's Nicky Hayden was thrown over the top of his bike after colliding with a wall.

But after being taken to the medical centre for assessment, the 2006 world champion was given the all-clear.

Andrea Dovizioso finished third in an action-packed race, which turned in Pedrosa's favour with 17 laps remaining.

Starting behind polesitter Lorenzo, the Honda rider managed to pass his title rival and claim a vital victory.

Germany's Stefan Bradl had looked set to make his first podium until he crashed out, leaving Dovizioso to stand alongside Pedrosa and Lorenzo.

Britain's Carl Crutchlow finished fourth with Yamaha's Ben Spies in fifth and Spain's Alvaro Bautista in sixth.

Jonathan Rea came home in seventh, ahead of Valentino Rossi, Karel Abraham and Aleix Espargargo.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
Track the buzz of the 2014 Formula One season, race by race, with all the latest social reaction from motorsport experts.
November 7, 2014 -- Updated 1714 GMT (0114 HKT)
Glitz... check, glamor... check. Teams going bust... er, check. F1 generates billion-dollar revenues, so why can't some of its teams stay afloat?
November 7, 2014 -- Updated 1814 GMT (0214 HKT)
With the sport currently facing up to a financial crisis, motorsport journalist Ed Foster explores the history of F1 sponsorship.
October 21, 2014 -- Updated 0958 GMT (1758 HKT)
He's paid millions to drive one of the world's fastest cars, and he's one of F1's most colorful characters, but Kimi Raikkonen loves normality.
October 12, 2014 -- Updated 1745 GMT (0145 HKT)
It took a little longer than expected but MotoGP's young star Marc Marquez wraps up his second world title in Japan.
October 9, 2014 -- Updated 1039 GMT (1839 HKT)
Rising star Daniil Kvyat made history as the home hero at F1's first Russian Grand Prix, ahead of next season's move to Red Bull.
September 19, 2014 -- Updated 1358 GMT (2158 HKT)
Take the fittest driver in Formula One and test him against two of the world's leading triathletes in a high-performance laboratory.
September 5, 2014 -- Updated 1604 GMT (0004 HKT)
Mercedes has the fastest two cars in Formula One this season but there is just one problem -- there can only be one world champion.
He's the best of the rest -- Daniel Ricciardo has been Formula One's surprise package in the first half of the 2014 season.
July 24, 2014 -- Updated 1135 GMT (1935 HKT)
Formula One is not likely to go hungry in Hungary as master chefs cater in volume for drivers, teams and VIP guests.
July 3, 2014 -- Updated 1443 GMT (2243 HKT)
It's the elephant in the room of Formula One. What's the prognosis legendary driver Michael Schumacher?
May 23, 2014 -- Updated 2310 GMT (0710 HKT)
It stimulates all five senses, creating an unparalleled experience for drivers and fans alike. Take a tour of Monaco with Mark Webber.
ADVERTISEMENT