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HAVE YOUR SAY: The genius of Germany

Dani Pedrosa was the big winner at the German Grand Prix, but is he the only rider who stood out for you at the Sachsenring...?
The 2011 MotoGP World Championship is almost at the halfway point at the Sachsenring with fans and commentators alike wondering whether Jorge Lorenzo could maintain his Mugello momentum and take the fight to Casey Stoner.

As it happens, the Spaniard did just that… albeit in second position behind race winner Dani Pedrosa, who defied all expectations to win in only his second race since returning from injury.

Begging the question as to what may have been had he not been forced to sit out three rounds, Pedrosa was naturally the star performer at the German Grand Prix, but in a race where not a single rider retired, there were other performances of note.

Lorenzo's bold last corner pass on Stoner could only have been made more thrilling if it was for the lead, rather than second place, but both he and his Honda rival certainly kept the crowds entertained with their frequent – yet clean – passing.

Behind them, Andrea Dovizioso continued his consistent run of results in fourth, edging out Ben Spies and Marco Simoncelli, the latter still eyeing that first podium.

Particular plaudits go to Alvaro Bautista on the sole Suzuki after getting the better of the two factory Ducatis – the first time Suzuki has finished as the third best manufacturer since last year's Malaysian Grand Prix.

In the Moto2 class, Marc Marquez reeled off his third straight win to increase the pressure of Stefan Bradl, while Hector Faubel was a remarkable winner in the 125cc race – despite finishing in a dead heat with the unlucky Johann Zarco…

As ever, we want to know who you think starred at the Sachsenring – simply leave your comments below…



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July 19, 2011 6:10 PM

You'd have to say most of the riders were outstanding on Sunday. Dani and Lorenzo were brilliant. Casey came back from a rough crash and had a good race. Dovi was outstanding in a race-long fight with Simoncelli, who didn't take anyone out for a change. Spies did well to crawl back into contention. Hayden and especially Rossi did a good job with a crap bike. Bautista had a maximum result for Suzuki. Crutchlow only needed one set of tires! It was a close race, well contested and good show for MotoGP.



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