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GOOD GUY DOWN: British rider Brian Staring, alert to the 2013 German MotoGP, let the leaders through then lost concentration - with this result. Image: AFP

Brian Homewood

SACHSENRING, Germany - Marc Marquez won the German MotoGP on Sunday to go top of the championship in his debut season after previous leader Dani Pedrosa withdrew after a crash during Saturda practice.

Spaniard Marquez, 20, never looked back after taking the lead on the sixth of the 30-lap race. Britain's Cal Crutchlow was second and nine-times World champion Valentino Rossi was third.


Pedrosa, who suffered a minor fracture to his collarbone after crashing during practice on Saturday, was cleared to take part in Sunday's warm-up but felt unwell and withdrew with low blood-pressure.

He dropped to second in the championship points, two behind Marquez, who is on 138.

Jorge Lorenzo, reigning World champion, also missed the race at the Sachsenring after crashing on Friday, leaving him third in the championship.

Result from the 2013 German MotoGP at the Sachsenring
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 41min14.653
2 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 41min16.212
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 41min24.273
4 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 41min28.645
5 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 41min36.428
6 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 41min39.733
7 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 41min44.680
8 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 41min44.977
9 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 42min00.008
10 Michele Pirro (Italy) Ducati 42min01.795
11 Hector Barbera (Spain) FTR 42min02.477
12 Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia 42min03.176
13 Colin Edwards (U.S.) FTR 42min09.081
14 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ioda 42min14.976
15 Claudio Corti (Italy) FTR 42min20.183

Standings after the 2013 German MotoGP at the Sachsenring
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 138
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 136
3 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 127
4 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha - 107
5 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 101
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 74
7 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 64
8 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda - 58
9 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati - 57
10 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia - 52
11 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 51
12 Michele Pirro (Italy) Ducati - 36
13 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 24
14 Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia - 19
15 Hector Barbera (Spain) FTR - 18

Result from the German Motorcycling GP2 on Sunday
1 Jordi Torres (Spain) Suter 41min19.636
2 Simone Corsi (Italy) Speed up 41min21.800
3 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Kalex 41min22.130
4 Julian Simon (Spain) Kalex 41min25.045
5 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Speed up 41min27.182
6 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 41min27.463
7 Scott Redding (Britain) Kalex 41min30.877
8 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up 41min32.404
9 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex 41min32.446
10 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 41min32.755
11 Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex 41min32.921
12 Johann Zarco (France) Suter 41min33.169
13 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 41min36.111
14 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 41min45.187
15 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex 41min50.527

Standings after the German Motorcycling GP2 on Sunday
1 Scott Redding (Britain) Kalex - 143
2 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Pons Kalex - 120
3 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Pons Kalex - 88
4 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter - 83
5 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 81
6 Johann Zarco (France) Suter - 67
7 Nicolas Terol (Spain) Suter - 58
8 Jordi Torres (Spain) Suter - 58
9 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex - 51
10 Simone Corsi (Italy) Speed up - 50
11 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter - 46
12 Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex - 45
13 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Speed up - 41
14 Julian Simon (Spain) Kalex - 37
15 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up - 34

Result from the 2013 German Motorcycling GP Germany Moto3
1 Alex Rins (Spain) KTM 39min34.735
2 Luis Salom (Spain) KTM 39min34.967
3 Maverick Vinales (Spain) KTM 39min34.983
4 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 39min39.717
5 Alex Marquez (Spain) KTM 39min39.936
6 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Mahindra 39min40.191
7 Jack Miller (Australia) FTR 39min45.394
8 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 39min50.328
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Suter 39min53.141
10 Arthur Sissis (Australia) KTM 39min53.182
11 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) Kalex 39min53.297
12 Isaac Vinales (Spain) FTR 39min54.828
13 Romano Fenati (Italy) FTR 39min54.886
14 Jasper Iwema (Netherlands) Kalex 39min55.381
15 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) FTR

Point after the 2013 MotoGP 3
1 Luis Salom (Spain) KTM 172
2 Maverick Vinales (Spain) KTM 158
3 Alex Rins (Spain) KTM 142
4 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 81
5 Alex Marquez (Spain) KTM 70
6 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 69
7 Jack Miller (Australia) FTR 47
8 Brad Binder (South Africa) Suter 46
9 Alexis Masbou (France) FTR 42
10 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Mahindra 41
11 Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Malaysia) KTM 40
12 Arthur Sissis (Australia) KTM 39
13 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) Kalex 32
14 Niklas Ajo (Finland) KTM 32
15 Isaac Vinales (Spain) FTR


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