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dani_pedrosa_a_decade_of_racingDani Pedrosa may only be 25-years-old, but he already has 10 years of MotoGP racing under his belt. Pedrosa entered the 125cc championship on April 8th, 2001, and has since become one of the premier riders in the MotoGP.

Here are a couple milestones that Pedrosa has achieved throughout his career.

  • April 8th, 2001 – Pedrosa makes his debut in Suzuka, Japan.
  • Grabs his first podium before the age of 16 at Valencia.
  • Earns his first victory in his sophomore season at the Netherlands GP.
  • First World Championship in the 125cc class at the age of 17.
  • Wins back to back World Championships in the 250cc class. One of the youngest riders to win back to back world championships. The youngest Spanish rider to win two in a row.
  • At 20 years and 227 days, becomes the youngest Spanish rider to win in the premier MotoGP class. Also becomes the youngest rider to win in the 125cc, 250cc, and MotoGP classes.
  • In 2009, becomes the first Spanish rider to win a MotoGP race on American soil.
  • Pedrosa has 35 victories to his name, 90 podiums, and 3 world championships.
  • He has amassed 2,413 points over his 164 races.
  • He’s claimed 35 pole positions and was the runner up to two MotoGP championships.
  • Dani Pedrosa is currently second in the MotoGP standings. Pedrosa has finished on the podium at both MotoGP races so far, and will clearly be a contender for the MotoGP championship this year.

Dani Pedrosa is currently second in the MotoGP standings. Pedrosa has finished on the podium at both MotoGP races so far, and will clearly be a contender for the MotoGP championship this year.

Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

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