MotoGP USA: Lorenzo vinner, Rossi trea!

Lorenzo dominerade i vanlig ordning fullständigt medan teamkollegan Rossi hade det betydligt tuffare längre bak i fältet. När Dani Pedros körde av såg Rossi emellertid sin chans och tog sikte på Dovizioso och tredjeplatsen. Vale lyckades med sitt lilla upptåg trots smärtande kropp, inte illa!

Lorenzo 1:a, Tid: 43.54.873
”I am so happy to win here at Laguna Seca, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of. I rode so well today, right on the limit and I had to push very hard to stay in touch with Dani. He is always so strong on race day but I knew if I kept the pressure on him then there was a chance he would make a mistake and I would be able to catch him. I’m sorry he crashed but from then on it was very easy for me because I had a big gap from Casey. I really enjoyed riding my M1! I have a big lead in the championship but there is half of the season left and it wouldn’t be the first time a rider has lost the title with such a big lead, so we can’t take anything for granted. I am really looking forward to some time to relax now after two very busy months. Thanks to everyone in my team for doing a brilliant job.”

Rossi 3:a, Tid +13.420
”The start of the race was very hard for me because I had a lot of pain and I was far from the podium. But then I saw Pedrosa on the gravel and I just had to try to catch Dovizioso! I just pushed as hard as I could for a few laps and that brought me closer to him and then I couldn’t give up, somehow I caught him and it was a great feeling to pass him to take third. It’s a great result after my injury and it felt so good to be back on the podium in front of the fans. There are so many people I have to thank who have helped me to get back to this position. I am very happy that we have some time off now because I have a lot of work to do on my body to try to be back to my best for Brno, which I love.

Resultat
1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team 45’54.873
2. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team + 3.517
3. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team + 13.420
4. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team + 14.188
5. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team + 14.601
6. Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 19.037
7. Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 40.721
8. Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini + 47.219
9. Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Green Team + 52.813
10. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 52.814

Mästerskapsställning
1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team 210
2. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 138
3. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team 115
4. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team 103
5. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team 90
6. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team 89
7. Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 77
8. Randy de Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP 69
9. Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 53
10. Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 49