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Pedrosa victory stuns Yamaha’s Lorenzo

india Updated: Oct 15, 2012 00:03 IST

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Dani Pedrosa battled from behind to beat championship leader Jorge Lorenzo at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, stepping up his bid to overtake the fellow Spaniard for his first MotoGP title.

The Honda rider passed pole-sitter and Yamaha ace Lorenzo on the 12th lap of the 24-lap race and never looked back to win in 42 min 31.569 sec at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit under cloudy skies.

Lorenzo followed home 4.275 second behind with Bautista third on a Honda 2.477 seconds further back.