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MotoGP: Pedrosa Crash Practically Hands Jorge Lorenzo 2010 Title

With five races to go in the 2010 motoGP season, championship leader Jorge Lorenzo had a large lead, but was slowly being reeled in by compatriot Dani Pedrosa. After the Aragonese race, the gap was 56 points, or the equivalent of just over two race victories. However, Lorenzo was practically crowned champion after Pedrosa crashed out of the Friday practice session in Japan. Repsol-Honda rider Pedrosa suffered a double fracture in his left collarbone after six minutes at the road course at Motogi circuit, falling at turn nine after beginning to brake for the corner. It was reported by the team that the problem was caused by "a small problem with the throttle cable [that] didn't allow Pedrosa to close the throttle when he came to brake, an i...

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