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Dani Pedrosa closed the gap on MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo with a commanding victory in the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain.
The Repsol Honda rider shadowed his fellow Spaniard off the line before making a pass on lap seven and holding the lead to the chequered flag, which he took nearly six-and-a-half seconds ahead of his rival.
Pedrosa's third win in four races sees him close to within 33 points of Yamaha rider Lorenzo with four races remaining, but the Honda man will still be rueing his costly retirement at Misano a fortnight ago, when he was taken out of the race by Hector Barbera.
"It was a tough weekend. With the cold conditions and the rain yesterday, all the things in my head from the last race, it was hard to keep calm this weekend, but today it was good," Pedrosa told BBC Sport.
"I did a good race. I saw immediately I could go faster and I could pull out a gap.
"The bike was working well, and I'm happy to win here in front of my fans and my family."