MotoGP: Fit-again Pedrosa outspeeds rivals
Monday 18 July 2011
Dani Pedrosa returned to winning ways after a three-man battle at the Sachsenring yesterday. The Repsol Honda rider saw off Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and his team-mate Casey Stoner in the German Grand Prix to win for the first time since breaking a collarbone in May.
Lorenzo closed the gap on Stoner at the top of the championship by taking second, with Andrea Dovisioso fourth. British rider Cal Crutchlow was 14th, with Valentino Rossi's poor form continuing as he came home in ninth.
Pole-sitter Stoner managed to get ahead by lap five but he was unable to break clear of the chasing quartet and Lorenzo muscled back past with 17 laps left. Pedrosa then surprised Stoner by overtaking him over the start/finish line.
Spaniard Pedrosa then took advantage of an error from Lorenzo to take the lead with nine laps left before Stoner followed him through to relegate Lorenzo to third.
Lorenzo then pulled off a fine move on the final corner to take second place from Stoner and close the gap at the top of the standings to only 15 points.
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