Pedrosa narrows the gap again

Updated: October 14, 2012

Dani Pedrosa took his 5th race win of the season in Japan, and in the process narrowed the gap to 28 points in the championship standings. Leader and 2010 world champion Lorenzo started from pole came home in second, while Alvaro Bautista took the last of the podium places.

Casey Stoner in his first race back following injury came home in 4th, not a bad effort from a man that still hasn’t recovered fully.

1. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 42:31.569
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 42:35.844
3. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 42:38.321
4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha 42:47.966
5. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 42:52.135
6. Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 42:56.136
7. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 42:57.641
8. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 43:08.293
9. Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Japan) Yamaha 43:08.363
10. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 43:42.298
11. Karel Abraham (Czech Republic) Ducati 43:47.227
12. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 43:54.338
13. Colin Edwards (U.S.) Suter 43:56.537
14. James Ellison (Britain) Aprilia 44:00.957
15. Michele Pirro (Italy) Honda 44:06.181