Pedrosa wins in Germany

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Updated: July 9, 2012

Sachsenring specialist Dani Pedrosa won his third successive German MotoGP to open his account for the year on Sunday.

While the Spaniard took the honours, his Honda teammate Casey Stoner, destined to take second, crashed out with two bends of the final lap remaining to dent his hopes of defending his world title before he heads into retirement.

The main beneficiary of Stoner’s spill was Yamaha’s former champion Jorge Lorenzo who was gifted the runner up spot to move clear at the top of the riders standings on 160 points.

Pedrosa climbed into second on 146 with Stoner, pointless here, on 140.

RESULTS

1. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 41:28.396
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 41:43.392
3. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha 41:49.065
4. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 41:49.136
5. Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 41:56.289
6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 41:56.446
7. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 41:56.642
8. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 41:56.843
9. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 41:57.449
10. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 41:57.622