Lorenzo got off the line early, while Rossi takes the outside line into Turn 1
The tale of the season? Lorenzo leads, chased down by a horde of hungry Hondas
There was nothing to choose between Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Stoner in the first half of the race
Andrea Dovizioso chased the leaders, but simply didn't have their pace ...
... he was then hunted down and passed by Ben Spies.
Pedrosa was the first to succumb to Stoner, seeing the Australian go by at the top of the Corkscrew
Lorenzo held out for a long time, but Stoner came past at Turn 1 with 5 to go
Stoner's crew worked a little overnight magic, and the Australian was unleashed once his fuel burnt off
Rossi beat his teammate Hayden, much to the American's chagrin
The secret to the Honda's success? The RC212V starts at 11...
You've come a long way, baby. The Mission Motors Mission R electric racer was just 10 seconds off MotoGP pace at Laguna Seca