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Honda Racing Corporation Renews Contract with Dani Pedrosa until End of 2016  Tokyo, July 9, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Dani Pedrosa that will see the Spanish rider remain in the factory Honda team for a further two years, until the end of 2016.  Dani PedrosazoomDani Pedrosa  Dani, who currently lies third (level on points with second place Valentino Rossi) in the current FIM Road Racing World Championship season approaching the halfway point, will extend his contract with Honda, with whom he has raced since his debut in the World Championship in 2001. Dani, three-time World Champion (2003 in 125cc, 2004 and 2005 in 250cc) debuted in MotoGP in 2006 in the Repsol Honda Team, claiming the Rookie of the Year title and fifth position in the Championship. He has been both second second and third in the premier class on three occasions.  Comments:  Dani Pedrosa  "I'm very happy to be able to announce my renewal with the Repsol Honda Team, and grateful to Honda for the trust they have shown in me for a further two years. It's the best way for me to continue in my racing career, together with the company I was with in my very first race. I am very excited to give my 100% and continue to work together with everyone at Honda Racing Corporation".  Shuhei Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Honda Racing Corporation  "We are very pleased to renew our contract with Dani. He is enjoying a very strong season and is currently tied with Rossi in the Championship, we are very happy with his performance. The partnership of Dani and Marc has proven to be successful and we look forward to another two years of success".  Dani Pedrosa's World Championship Statistics:  MotoGP  Starts: 141  Podiums: 90 (25 x 1st, 35 x 2nd, 30 x 3rd)  Poles: 27  Fastest Race Laps: 40  Best World Championship positions: 2nd (2012, 2010, 2007), 3rd (2013, 2009, 2008)  250cc  Starts: 32  Podiums: 24 (15 x 1st, 8 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd)  Poles: 9  Fastest Race Laps: 15  World Champion: 2005, 2004  125cc:  Starts: 46  Podiums: 17 (8 x 1st, 4 x 2nd, 5 x 3rd)  Poles: 9  Fastest Race Laps: 5  World Champion: 2003  About Honda  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.  Contact:  Honda Media Inquiries corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp +81-3-5412-1512  Copyright 2014 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net  Provider ID: 00029538    
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