MotoGP 2012: Sachsenring race results

Does fortune favour Lorenzo after Assen?

DANI Pedrosa notched up his first win at Sachsenring, in a hard-fought battle with his team mate Casey Stoner.

Stoner put it all on the line in the second to last corner and lost the front, gifting Jorge Lorenzo second place, a vital 20-points and a step-up to the top of the championship.

Lorenzo rode a lonely race with a 5-second gap infront and behind him. In the following pack, Dovizioso, Crutchlow and Spies scrapped it out, but Crutchlow ran too hot into the first corner, ending up in the gravel, rejoining in 11th.

The pack he joined consisted of Bradl, Rossi, Bautista, Barbera and Hayden, all looking like they were contenders for fifth place, but it was Bradl who took it by just two-tenths from Rossi, who was followed over the line by Bautista, Crutchlow, Barbera and Hayden, all six within 2-seconds of each other.

Edwards has proved he's back to full strength with a 12th place finish, the second CRT behind Randy de Puniet. Britain's James Ellison took the last points-scoring finish in 15th.

MotoGP Race Results Sachsenring

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 41m 28.396s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 41m 43.392s
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 41m 49.065s
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 41m 49.136s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP 41m 56.289s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team 41m 56.446s
7. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini 41m 56.642s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 41m 56.843s
9. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 41m 57.449s
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team 41m 57.622s
11. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar 42m 21.572s
12. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing 42m 26.600s
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar 42m 33.050s
14. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens 42m 41.939s
15. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport 42m 58.714s
16. Franco Battaini ITA Cardion AB Motoracing +1 lap
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing +1 lap
18. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens +1 lap

Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda
Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master
Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini