Winning return for Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa returned to winning ways at the Sachsenring in Germany, holding off Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and his team-mate Casey Stoner to win for the first time since breaking a collarbone in May. Lorenzo, meanwhile, closed the gap on Stoner at the top of the championship to fifteen points.

MotoGP results:

1) Dani Pedrosa (Spn) Repsol Honda

2) Jorge Lorenzo (Spn) Yamaha

3) Casey Stoner (Aus) Repsol Honda

4) Andrea Dovizioso (It) Repsol Honda

5) Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha

6) Marco Simoncelli (It)

7) Alvaro Bautista (Spn) Suzuki

8) Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati

9) Valentino Rossi (It) Ducati

10) Colin Edwards (USA) Tech 3 Yamaha

MotoGP standings:

1) Casey Stoner (Aus) Repsol Honda 168 points

2) Jorge Lorenzo (Spn) Yamaha 153

3) Andrea Dovizioso (It) Repsol Honda 132

4) Valentino Rossi (It) Ducati 98

5) Dani Pedrosa (Spn) Repsol Honda 94