Sunday, July 15, 2007

German MotoGP: Rossi crashes out, Pedrosa on top at the Sachsenring!

Dani Pedrosa brought hope back to the HRC camp with his (and HRC's...) first win of the 2007 MotoGP season!
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The German MotoGP at the Sachsenring – the 10th round of the 2007 MotoGP season – turned out to be an amazing race. Dani Pedrosa, who started from the first row on the grid (behind Casey Stoner, was in the pole position), made a brilliant start and immediately proceeded to break away from the rest of the pack. Stoner did manage to put some pressure on Pedrosa for the first few laps, but then faded into a distant second place.

Valentino Rossi, who had won the Dutch TT at Assen two weeks ago, lost the front end of his bike while overtaking Kawasaki man Randy de Puniet and crashed out of the race on the 6th lap. Stoner, who was in second place for some time, failed to capitalize on Rossi’s crash and was passed by Loris Capirossi, Nicky Hayden and even Colin Edwards.

Finally, Pedrosa came first by a huge margin, taking HRC’s first win of the 2007 season in dominant style. Capirossi, proving that he isn’t finished yet, finished in second place and a newly resurgent Hayden took third – his second podium finish in the last two races. Definitely a good race for Honda!

Stoner now leads the world championship by 32 points ahead of Rossi, who’s now only 20 points ahead of Pedrosa. With the American MotoGP at Laguna Seca only a week away from now, the 2007 MotoGP world championship is still pretty much wide open…

Also see:
Quarantasei: Valentino Rossi comic book DVD
Would you buy a Honda NSR500?
990cc MotoGP-replica MotoCzysz C1 gets closer to production...
John Hopkins signs up with Kawasaki's MotoGP team for 2008
Down memory lane: The mighty Yamaha YZR500
Kevin Schwantz back in MotoGP in 2008, as team manager...

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