German fans were forced to be patient when the race was stopped after one lap due to rain, the race commenced again thirty minutes later.
Marco Simoncelli on board his Metis Gilera took victory at the 250cc Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland for the second consecutive year. Whilst last year Simoncelli ran away with the victory, this year Aprilia veteran Alex Debon was able to match the pace of Simoncelli, and the two riders battled for the privilege of standing on the top step of the podium. Debon crossed the line 0.479 seconds behind Simoncelli and thus marking his first podium finish for the 2009 season.
Behind the leading pair a fierce battle broke out for the lowest step of the podium with Mapfre Aspar Aprilia’s Alvaro Bautista, Scot Racing Honda Team’s Hiroshi Ayoyama and Pep World Aprilia Team’s Hector Faubel swapping positions time and time again. A late charge by Bautista now positioned in third saw him close the gap between Debon and the trailing group, but despite his best efforts and a lap record the charge was too late and Bautista settled for third reducing the championship points between himself and championship leader Aoyama who finished fourth.
Barbera, Hector Faubel, Aleix Espargaro, Thomas Luthi, Raffaele De Rosa and Roberto Locatelli rounded out the top ten. Hiroshi Aoyama is at the top of the Championship table on 134 points, Bautista was able to close the gap to a mere ten points with his third place. Barbera was able to maintain his third place position in the championship ahead of Simoncelli who sits in fourth position on 102 points. Aprilia have been able to extend their lead by 27 points over Honda for the manufacturers’ championship.