Last lap Stoner crash ensures Pedrosa victory

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Sunday 8th July, 2012 - 9:49pm

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Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa has taken his first MotoGP race win of 2012, taking the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

Pedrosa took the win after Australian team-mate Casey Stoner fell off his Honda while challenging the Spaniard on the final lap.

A fast-starting Pedrosa was quickly overhauled by Stoner in the opening laps, with Stoner leading the way until his team-mate slipped by with 11 laps remaining.

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo took second place, and retook the lead in the world title, ahead of Tech 3 Yamaha’s Andrea Dovizioso.

Lorenzo’s Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies took fourth place, ahead of the impressive Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), Valentino Rossi (Ducati), Alvaro Bautista (San Carlo Gresini Honda), Cal Crutchlow (Tech 3 Yamaha), Hector Barbara (Pramac) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati).

See below for results.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 159.3 41’28.396
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 158.4 +14.996
3 16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.0 +20.669
4 13 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 158.0 +20.740
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 157.6 +27.893
6 10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 157.6 +28.050
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 157.5 +28.246
8 8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.5 +28.447
9 7 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 157.5 +29.053
10 6 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 157.5 +29.226
11 5 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 156.0 +53.176
12 4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 155.7 +58.204
13 3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 155.3 +1’04.654
14 2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 154.8 +1’13.543
15 1 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 153.7 +1’30.318
16 2 Franco BATTAINI ITA Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 153.6 1 Lap
17 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 153.1 1 Lap
18 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 152.2 1 Lap
Not Classified
1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 159.3 1 Lap
54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 153.3 26 Laps
51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 142.1 27 Laps

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