Yamaha team manager Wilco Zeelenberg believes Jorge Lorenzo's last-corner pass on Casey Stoner at the Sachsenring could prove to be an extremely important result in the championship battle.
The dramatic move meant Lorenzo beat his title rival to second place behind Dani Pedrosa, and reduced the championship gap between leader Stoner and Lorenzo to 15 points.
"To make up four championship points in the last corner at the end of the race is of course great, especially mentally for Jorge," said Zeelenberg.
"The rest of the season is coming up and we're closing the gap with still a few races to go."
Lorenzo, who had been struggling with a hand issue, described the move as a "miracle."
"I'm very happy!" he said. "It has been a fantastic race today. From the middle of the race I got very tired in my left hand so I didn't know where I could find the force to push and keep pushing to the end.
"Then Casey stopped the bike a lot two corners from the end so I took profit from it, opened full throttle and in the last corner I went for it. It was a miracle pass! This race is very important so we are very proud and happy with the result."
Zeelenberg added that he was not too concerned that Lorenzo had been unable to beat the other Honda of Pedrosa.
"Of course we would have liked to win it but it was clear that Dani had a little bit extra, he's very good at this track and was also strong last year," said Zeelenberg.