Round 8 of the 2010 MotoGP season was at Sachsenring Circuit in Germany. One of the most exciting news is that Rossi is back just 6 weeks and 1 day from his compound fracture on his right tibia. Rossi is also sporting the Gyroscropic OnBoard Camera where the camera lens leans with the angle of the bike.
Lorenzo starts the race in pole position with Stoner in second and Pedrosa in third. Spies starts in 13th and Hayden starts in 15th. Right off the start Pedrosa jumps out, as he almost always has a great hole shot but before the end of the first lap Lorenzo regained the lead. One of the best starts off the line came from Hayden where he jumped from 15th to 8th. Very impressive from Hayden and I don’t believe we’ve seen him get quite an awesome jump off the line.
Rossi in lap 3 was able to slip by into 4th and set the fastest lap of the race so even with his injuries Rossi is showing to everyone he is to be feared. With 21 laps to go a horrible crash ensues leaving Barbera, Bautista, De Puniet, and Esparagao out of the race and results in a red flag stopping the race. De Puniet was carried off the track and almost certainly has broken his tibia or fibia.
When the race restarts Hayden manages to get by Rossi and we are seeing a glimpse of the World Champion in Hayden from years ago. Pedrosa takes the lead from Lorenzo and they battle back and forth for a few exciting laps. Meanwhile, Dovitzioso and Rossi duke it out with Rossi taking over the position. Further in the back, Spies is slowly making his way up the pack and takes over 8th.
Up in the front, Pedrosa is demonstrating his World Champion skills and is walking away from the mighty Lornezo. With the last few laps of the race the excitement flourished with the battle between Rossi and Stoner. Back and forth they trade positions fighting for the last spot on the podium. Rossi has the position into the last lap and with two laps to go Stoner makes an impressive move on Rossi and takes the position away on the second to last corner to claim the podium finish. Nonetheless, Rossi demonstrates an incredible feat just 6 weeks and 1 day since breaking his leg.