MotoGP: Pedrosa wins Czech race
Monday 27 August 2012
Dani Pedrosa edged points-leader Jorge Lorenzo in the Czech MotoGP yesterday to reduce the gap in the standings.
The Spanish Honda rider covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile circuit in 42 minutes 51.570 seconds to win for the third time this season. Pedrosa is seeking his first championship. He reduced Lorenzo's lead to 13 points with six races to go.
Defending champion Casey Stoner missed the race with an ankle injury.
Britain's Cal Crutchlow scored his maiden podium in a distant third on the Tech 3 Yamaha. The result marks the first time a Briton has stood on the podium in a top-class race for 12 years.
Manchester United's David Moyes may have more joy if he drops the frustrated Robin Van Persie
Tim Sherwood rules out being No 2 at Tottenham Hotspur following embarrassing Chelsea defeat
England 29 Wales 18 match report: Stuart Lancaster's men enjoy their day in the sun at expense of weary Wales
England 29 Wales 18 player ratings: Who was the star man at Twickenham?
FA Cup semi-finals: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal against Wigan Athletic
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 3 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability
- 4 Russia has made 'big miscalculation' over Ukraine warns Hague
- 5 Swarm of killer bees sting woman 1,000 times
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised