MOTEGI (AFP) - Hondas Dani Pedrosa kept his cool during an incident-packed Japanese MotoGP on Sunday, easing to victory over reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo by more than seven seconds. Spains Pedrosa sealed his third win of the season at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in 42min 47.481sec, while championship leader Casey Stoner, who started on pole, finished third despite ending up in the gravel during the fifth lap. Pedrosa kept his calm throughout the action-packed race which saw five riders crashing out and three others handed ride-through penalties. But despite his victory, Stoner, who finished more than 18 seconds behind Pedrosa, still leads Lorenzo (Yamaha) in the championship standings by a commanding 40 points with just three races remaining in Australia, Malaysia and Valencia. Casey Stoner was in command early in the race before running off the track and into the gravel on lap.