Pedrosa: the master of Motegi?

2015 is the most recent win for the Spaniard at the track. The race began wet and Jorge Lorenzo was typically the pacesetter in the early stages. Pedrosa, who started sixth, then began to reel in both leader Lorenzo and the man behind him, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), by over a second a lap. Past Rossi soon after, the three-time World Champion took Lorenzo at the start of Lap 17 – then managing the gap to perfection to take what was his first win of the season and his 50th victory.