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Dani Pedrosa wins German Grand Prix

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Sunday 17th July, 2011 - 10:39pm

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Pedrosa took his second win of the season

Pedrosa took his second win of the season

Dani Pedrosa has taken his fifth German Grand Prix victory at the Sachsenring.

Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo pipped Casey Stoner at the final corner to take second, while Andrea Dovizioso won a tight battle with Ben Spies and Marco Simoncelli for fourth.

An equally intense scrap for seventh was eventually decided in favour of Alvaro Bautista, while Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards rounding out the top 10.

Hector Barbera fought through the field after an opening lap off to take a well deserved 11th.

The podium place getters all took turns at the front of the race, with Pedrosa getting the best of the starts to lead the opening laps.

Stoner retook the ascendancy by lap five, having had to make his way past Pedrosa, Lorenzo and a fast-starting Dovizioso.

Having failed to break the field apart, Stoner then backed off his pace as the race drew towards half-distance – with Lorenzo retaking the lead on Lap13 of 30.

Pedrosa eventually made his way past the pair of former MotoGP World Champions to take the top spot with nine laps remaining, and was never headed for the duration.

Stoner now leads the standings by 15 points.

See below for the full results

Pos.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Time/Gap

1

Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 41’12.482

2

Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1.477

3

Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.568

4

Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda +10.513

5

Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +10.719

6

Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda +10.923

7

Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki +27.451

8

Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati +27.510

9

Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati +27.576

10

Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +33.491

11

Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati +38.944

12

Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati +39.148

13

Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati +39.415

14

Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +39.477

15

Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda +54.516

16

Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +1’12.335

17

Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1 Lap

See below for the current championship points

Pos.

Rider

Points

1 Casey STONER 168
2 Jorge LORENZO 153
3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 132
4 Valentino ROSSI 98
5 Dani PEDROSA 94
6 Ben SPIES 85
7 Nicky HAYDEN 85
8 Marco SIMONCELLI 60
9 Colin EDWARDS 59
10 Hiroshi AOYAMA 57
11 Hector BARBERA 49
12 Karel ABRAHAM 41
13 Alvaro BAUTISTA 39
14 Toni ELIAS 35
15 Cal CRUTCHLOW 34
16 Loris CAPIROSSI 22
17 Randy DE PUNIET 15
18 John HOPKINS 6
19 Kousuke AKIYOSHI 3

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