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Victory at Valencia Grand Prix hands Pedrosa second place in final standings

Updated: November 4, 2007, 10:22 AM ET
Reuters

CHESTE, Spain -- Spain's Dani Pedrosa snatched the runner-up spot in the MotoGP world championship with a victory in the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix after rival Valentino Rossi had to retire because of a technical problem.

It was the first time that five-time world champion Rossi has finished outside the top two in any category since claiming ninth place in his rookie season in the 125cc class in 1996.

Pedrosa, who crossed the line over five seconds ahead of newly crowned ...

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