Moto GP: Advantage Lorenzo as Casey Stoner crashes

Casey Stoner handed the initiative in the MotoGP championship to Jorge Lorenzo, crashing on the last lap of the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring today as his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa claimed his first win of the season.

The defending champion looked to have second place wrapped up and was pushing for the lead when he slid off the track with only a handful of corners to go.

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Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory) came through to take second instead and establish a 14-point lead at the top of the standings, with Andrea Dovizioso (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) completing the podium. Stoner dropped 20 points off the pace in the championship, with Pedrosa moving ahead of him into second spot.