Dani Pedrosa was faultless at the front of the MotoGP field at Mugello today, taking victory at the Italian Grand Prix.
The 24-year-old Repsol Honda rider led every lap of the race, decimating the pack in one of his most dominant MotoGP race victories of all time.
Fiat Yamaha‘s sole rider at Mugello Jorge Lorenzo took second place and increased his lead in the world championship in the absence of his team-mate Valentino Rossi, who broke his leg in the second practice session yesterday.
Pedrosa's Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso finished third place at his home Grand Prix, making it a great day for the Repsol team.
Casey Stoner (Ducati) spent the race batting with Marco Melandri (Honda Gresini) and Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda) and started the last lap in sixth place, but two great moves on the pair saw the Australian take fourth place. Melandri finished fifth ahead of de Puniet.
American Ben Spies (Yamaha Tech 3) made a brilliant start and ran as high as fifth before slipping back to an eventual seventh.
Nicky Hayden was the biggest loser from the race, falling out early on while battling with Melandri.
The next round of the world championship will be at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix in two weeks time.