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Off to Germany for the ninth round of the 2015 MotoGP, with championship hopefuls lining up on the grid at Sachsenring, just outside of Chemnitz. A relatively new course, it first hosted the MotoGP in 1998, and this year was once more the site of all the high-speed thrills we've come to expect from this competition.


Jorge Lorenzo of Movistar Yamaha roared into the lead and looked set for a win, until reigning champion Marc Marquez came from behind: building on his second place finish in the last round, the Respol Honda rider continues his fight to overcome the poor form and bad luck that plagued him earlier in the season.


Claiming the win, Marquez was followed across the line by teammate Dani Pedrosa, who fought off advances from season-leader Valentino Rossi. Rossi claimed third ahead of teammate Lorenzo, who took fourth.


Marquez's win sees him make a stronger claim on moving up the table, closing the gap between his fourth and Andrea Iannone's third to just four points. Rossi and Lorenzo continue to dominate, and at the season's mid-point – with nine rounds left to go – things could go either way.


1 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 179
2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 166
3 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 118
4 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 114
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 87
6 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 87
7 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 67
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 66
9 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 64
10 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 57
11 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 51
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 44
13 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 32
14 Scott REDDING Honda GBR 30
15 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 19
16 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward FRA 14
17 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 13
18 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 12
19 Stefan BRADL Yamaha Forward GER 9
20 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 8
21 Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA 8
22 Eugene LAVERTY Honda IRL 7
23 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 5
24 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati FRA 2

Next month we head to America, for the Red Bull Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – it should be a big one!


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