Spain ride to victory

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Spain ride to victory

By Wendy Williams

SPAIN is continuing on its winning streak in the world of sport with a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dani Pedrosa won the Indianapolis MotoGP on his Repsol Honda to claim his third victory of the season.

He started fifth on the grid but succeeded in taking the lead from American Ben Spies on the seventh of 28 laps, fighting off the competition the rest of the way.

His countryman, defending Indy champion Jorge Lorenzo, had been expected to win the race, but wound up third behind Spies, finishing over 12 seconds behind Pedrosa.

But with six races remaining in the world championship Spain are definitely looking on top.

Lorenzo, who has won seven of the season’s first 10 races, leads the championship with 251 points.

And Pedrosa, who gained 10 points in this race and now trails Lorenzo by only 68, is in second place, with Italian Andrea Dovizioso in third.

Unfortunately however Spain’s success in Indianapolis was overshadowed by the news that 13-year-old racer Peter Lenz had died after crashing and being run over by another competitor in an earlier race.

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