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Pedrosa dominates for third 250 victory.

Dani Pedrosa strengthened his grip on the 250cc world championship with the third win of his rookie season in a dominant performance today at the Sachsenring.

The young Spaniard took the lead on the second lap and immediately set a lightening pace to break up a tight lead group, with only Sebastian Porto able to give chase.

Toni Elias crashed out as he also tried to push, leaving a fight for the final podium position between Alex De Angelis, Roby Rolfo, Hiroshi Aoyama and Randy De Puniet. Pedrosa's pace was too hot for Porto and the pair both ran solitary races to the top two positions, with De Angelis sealing his first podium position in the class ahead of Aoyama.

Fifth place for De Puniet means he now lies 25 points adrift of Pedrosa in the championship, with Porto a further 22 points behind in third.

Pedrosa – 1st: "I knew that if I pushed hard at the beginning it would help to make the last laps easier. It worked and I won! I'd like to thank my team."

Porto – 2nd: "We knew from practice that it would be difficult to follow Dani. I stayed with him up to the middle of the race but then my bike began to slide a lot, but it's ok. I'm happy with second position for me and the championship. Now we have to continue with this."

De Angelis – 3rd: "I really wanted this podium. On the final lap I passed De Puniet very early as I didn't want to leave it to the final corner as that's always a lottery. It paid off and I'm very happy with third."

250cc German Grand Prix – top ten:

1. Pedrosa (Honda)
2. Porto (Aprilia) +4.279secs
3. De Angelis (Aprilia) +16.403secs
4. Aoyama (Honda) +16.769secs
5. De Puniet (Aprilia) +16.966secs
6. Rolfo (Honda) +18.135secs
7. West (Aprilia) +32.141secs
8. Nieto (Aprilia) +32.766secs
9. Battaini (Aprilia) +37.726secs
10. Guintoli (Aprilia) +38.088secs

12. Davies (Aprilia) +50.934secs

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