6 Jul 2009

Spain's Pedrosa wins MotoGP

12:46 pm on 6 July 2009

Dani Pedrosa of Spain has won the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, California.

Pedrosa led on his Honda from first lap to last for his first MotoGP victory of the year.

Valentino Rossi of Italy was second on a Yamaha, 0.344 seconds behind Pedrosa, and pole starter Jorge Lorenzo of Spain was third on a Yamaha despite painful injuries suffered in a qualifying crash yesterday.

Australia's Casey Stoner finished fourth, 12.432 seconds behind Pedrosa.