|Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa took an important second position in the Grand
Prix of Italy, but team mate Casey Stoner could only manage 8th in a warm race
at Mugello circuit, where air temperatures reached 25ºC and track temperatures
Dani made a good start but was unable to hold off Lorenzo who led every lap from of the race, Dani - who set a new fastest race lap (1'47.705 on lap 10) kept within reach of the leader but in the end found himself in a race alone, after Lorenzo opened up a gap of 5 seconds and Dovizioso was a further 5 seconds behind.
Casey, starting from 5th on the grid, lost a few spots on the first corner but gradually made his way up to 5th by lap 9. Then a mistake on lap 10 saw him run on at the 'Correntaio' turn, which dropped him down to 10th but he fought back to pass Barbera and Bautista to finish 8th.
This Mugello podium marks Dani's 64th premier class podium, equaling the record of 3 x 500cc Champion Wayne Rainey. He remains 2nd in the championship standings behind Lorenzo with Casey in 3rd as the season reaches the halfway point.
The Repsol Honda Team will be back testing in Mugello tomorrow before the flying west to the USA for the Laguna Seca race on 29th July.
Well I doubt I will ever be brave enough to buy a conversion like this but saw these and the think they look amazing. I find that a great deal of headlight conversion often look tacky and dread it when I hear of angel or demon eyes. These however seem tasteful and do seem to suit the lines of the bike.