x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 January 2018

Pedrosa tames Sachsenring to close on MotoGP leader

The Honda rider closes in on his Spanish compatriot Jorge Lorenzo after winning the German MotoGP.

Daniel Pedrosa is second in the MotoGP championship.
Daniel Pedrosa is second in the MotoGP championship.

BERLIN // Spaniard Daniel Pedrosa won the German MotoGP on Sunday to gain ground on world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo. Honda rider Pedrosa, second in the standings, finished ahead of his compatriot Lorenzo, who had started on pole but had to settle for second place. MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finished fourth in his first race just six weeks after breaking his leg. The Italian was just edged out by Australian Casey Stoner who took the final podium place.

The race was re-started after a 30-minute delay following a crash involving Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista on lap nine. * Reuters