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Pedrosa extends Honda deal

MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has extended his contract with Repsol Honda until the end of 2016.

Pedrosa, team-mate to reigning world champion and fellow-Spaniard Marc Marquez, has been with the works team since his debut in grand prix racing in 2001.

He won the 125cc title in 2003 and 250cc crown in 2004 and 2005, before making his Moto GP debut in 2006.

The 28-year-old has been runner up in the championship three times and is currently third in the rider's standings and level on points with Yamaha's Valentino Rossi.

"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," said Pedrosa.

"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."