9 Nov 2009

Pedrosa finishes third with final race victory

5:49 am on 9 November 2009

The Spanish motor cyclist Dani Pedrosa took advantage of a Casey Stoner crash on the warm-up lap to win the Valencia Grand Prix, securing third place in the MotoGP world championship.

Ducati rider Stoner has qualified fastest, but didn't make the start after a spectacular flip through the air on the warm-up lap.

Pedrosa led throughout to finsih the series in third place behind the Italian champion Valentino Rossi and his countryman Jorge Lorenzo.