German GP: Respol Honda race report

Pedrosa wins in Germany and Hayden on the podium The high track temperature at the Sachsenring seriously affected the tyres in all three races at the Sachsenring. In MotoGP Dani Pedrosa won by a mile and his team mate Nicky Hayden was third....

Pedrosa wins in Germany and Hayden on the podium

The high track temperature at the Sachsenring seriously affected the tyres in all three races at the Sachsenring. In MotoGP Dani Pedrosa won by a mile and his team mate Nicky Hayden was third. Loris Capirossi was second thirteen seconds behind Pedrosa. In 250cc Hiroshi Aoyama won and crossed the line just ahead of Kallio and De Angelis. In 125cc the victory went to Talmacsi.

MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa had no rival on the track today. The Repsol Honda rider who started in second place on the grid overtook Stoner at the start and set a fast pace which in the end took him to the top of the podium for the first time this season. The Spaniard was ecstatic at the end of the race and he thanked the whole team and his fans for all their support during the championship. Capirossi was second and the reigning World Champion Nicky Hayden was third. Valentino Rossi had to retire from the race after falling on the sixth lap. Stoner could not do better than fifth place.

250cc

Hiroshi Aoyama won a race that was dominated by a group of riders right to the very end. His team mate Mika Kallio, who started in pole position, was second. Alex De Angelis was the third rider on the podium. The Italian led the group from the start but he lost two positions on the last lap to the two KTMs. Lorenzo, who could not find a competitive rhythm over the weekend was fourth and got thirteen valuable points which help him to remain as leader of the category. The Repsol Honda rider Julian Simon fell trying to avoid a lapped rider when he was fifth.

125cc

The Bancaja Aspar rider Gabor Talmacsi, who started in pole position, dominated the race from start to finish and is now leader of the World Championship. Second place went to the Japanese KTM rider Tomoyoshi Koyama, who fought back from the fourth row of the grid. Faubel was on the third step of the podium after overtaking Corsi on the final lap and drops to second position in the general classification. De Rosa collided with Espargaro and Pasini on the first curve. The Repsol Honda rider Bradley Smith, on the other hand was eighth.

-credit: repsol

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Nicky Hayden , Loris Capirossi , Valentino Rossi , Gabor Talmacsi , Julian Simon , Mika Kallio , Hiroshi Aoyama , Dani Pedrosa