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Surprise victory for Dani Pedrosa

“It’s an incredible feeling to be back and win a race so early; I didn’t expect it, but this circuit has been always very good for me and I made it happen,” said an ecstatic, but tired Pedrosa. “I was already surprised yesterday with second position in qualifying and to finish the weekend in this way is amazing, a huge relief for me after a very hard time with injuries. Here I suffered less than in Mugello because of the layout, but in the race today I had a strange feeling, something I’ve never had before. At the beginning of the race I wasn’t feeling great on the bike, I was fourth but I didn’t get nervous or worried because I’m still not mathematically out of the Championship battle, but I know it’s almost impossible. So, I just let the laps pass and in the middle of the race, with less fuel in the tank and when the tyres started sliding, I decided to step it up a little and it worked perfectly. I’m very happy with this victory, I’ve been suffering a lot even though this race track is not physically demanding, because I’m still weak. So a big thanks to my family and doctors that helped me to be back here because they all know how hard it has been. Also to my team and to all my fans that never gave up, they deserve it also”

Second spot was taken by Jorge Lorenzo who out smart Casey Stoner in the last and the final corner of the race, where the Australian was suffering from rear end grip. Lorenzo took the advantage and outbreak Stoner in the last turn leaving him by less than one tenth of a second behind.

Another battle of last turn was for the 4th spot between Andrea Dovizioso and the aggressive Marco Simoncelli, where Simoncelli was trying something extraordinary to overtake Dovizioso but he failed to do and ran his bike wide of the track that let Ben Spies to snatch his spot.

Meanwhile Rossi still finding to sort things right in the Ducati garage, was having gear problems at the 2nd half of the race where he struggled to get past Alvaro Bautista and his team mate Nicky Hayden and settled with 9th spot.

MotoGP Sachsenring Race Results:

01- Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – 30 laps in 41’12.482
02- Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing Team – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 1.477
03- Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – + 1.568
04- Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda Team – Honda RC212V – + 10.513
05- Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing Team – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 10.719
06- Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC212V – + 10.923
07- Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP – Suzuki GSV-R – + 27.451
08- Nicky Hayden – Ducati Marlboro Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 27.510
09- Valentino Rossi – Ducati Marlboro Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11.1 – + 27.576
10- Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 33.491
11- Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 38.944
12- Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 39.148
13- Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – + 39.415
14- Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech 3 – Yamaha YZR M1 – + 39.477
15- Hiroshi Aoyama – San Carlo Honda Gresini – Honda RC212V – + 54.516
16- Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – Honda RC212V – + 1’12.335
17- Sylvain Guintoli – Pramac Racing Team – Ducati Desmosedici GP11 – 1 lap

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