Pedrosa wins in style

Honda rider Pedrosa, second in the standings, finished 3.355 seconds ahead of compatriot Lorenzo, who had started on pole but had to settle for second place in a re-started race following a crash on lap nine at the Sachsenring circuit.

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finished fourth in his first race back just six weeks after breaking his leg. The Italian was just edged out by Australian Casey Stoner who took the final podium place.

With 10 rounds of the championship to go, Yamaha's Lorenzo, who had won the previous three races and has finished no worse than second all season, leads with 185 points. Pedrosa has 138 and Italian Andrea Dovizioso is third with 102 points.Lorenzo led until the race was red-flagged when Frenchman Randy de Puniet crashed at turn four and brought down Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista.

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