Lorenzo beats Stoner to US MotoGP win

Jorge Lorenzo won the Red Bull US Grand Prix

Jorge Lorenzo won the Red Bull US Grand Prix

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo has taken another MotoGP victory, although he didn’t have it all his own way at Laguna Seca in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa made one of his trademark lightening starts, and the Spaniard appeared to be making a similar break for victory as he had done in the previous round.

Pedrosa’s race came to a crashing end, though, on Lap 11 when he came unstuck at turn five, leaving his fellow Spaniard to take his Yamaha M1 to a sixth win of the season – his first at the Californian circuit.

Australian Casey Stoner finished in second place, 3.517s behind Lorenzo. It is Stoner’s best result of the year and his fourth podium in a row.

Stoner finished comfortably ahead of Valentino Rossi, who took his first podium since his return to racing after breaking his leg just a few weeks ago.

Rossi had to work for the podium, chasing down fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda).

The battle for top American went to Nicky Hayden (Ducati), who edged out Ben Spies (Monster Yamaha Tech3) for fifth place. Spies’ experienced team-mate Colin Edwards finished seventh. The top 10 was completed by Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team), Mika Kallio (Pramac Racing) and Loris Capirossi (Rizla Suzuki).

Pos Rider Team Bike Time/Gap
1 Jorge LORENZO Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha


2 Casey STONER Ducati Team Ducati


3 Valentino ROSSI Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha


4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Repsol Honda Team Honda


5 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati


6 Ben SPIES Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha


7 Colin EDWARDS Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha


8 Marco MELANDRI San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda


9 Mika KALLIO Pramac Racing Team Ducati


10 Loris CAPIROSSI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki


11 Roger Lee HAYDEN LCR Honda MotoGP Honda


12 Alex DE ANGELIS Interwetten Honda MotoGP Honda


  Aleix ESPARGARO Pramac Racing Team Ducati

4 Laps

  Marco SIMONCELLI San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda

14 Laps

  Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda

21 Laps

  Hector BARBERA Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati

29 Laps

  Alvaro BAUTISTA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki

30 Laps

MotoGP standings

Pos. Rider Bike Points
1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha


2 Dani PEDROSA Honda


3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Honda


4 Casey STONER Ducati


5 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha


6 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati


7 Ben SPIES Yamaha


8 Randy DE PUNIET Honda


9 Marco MELANDRI Honda


10 Marco SIMONCELLI Honda


11 Colin EDWARDS Yamaha


12 Hector BARBERA Ducati


13 Loris CAPIROSSI Suzuki


14 Mika KALLIO Ducati


15 Aleix ESPARGARO Ducati


16 Alvaro BAUTISTA Suzuki


17 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda


18 Alex DE ANGELIS Honda


19 Roger Lee HAYDEN Honda


20 Kousuke AKIYOSHI Honda


21 Wataru YOSHIKAWA Yamaha


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