Results and summary of Indianapolis MotoGP race:
Jorge Lorenzo took victory at the 2nd Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race, after the two race leaders crashed out. Dani Pedrosa went down in the penultimate corner on lap 4, while Valentino Rossi went down travelling fast into Turn 2 some 8 laps later. Both men got back on, but Pedrosa's luck held and Rossi's did not, and a lap later, Rossi pulled into the pits and out of the race.
Lorenzo finished ahead of Alex de Angelis and Nicky Hayden, though Hayden was made to work very hard to hold off a charging Andrea Dovizioso on the last couple of laps. Both podium finishers really needed these results, as De Angelis is without a contract, and Hayden needed a good result to persuade Ducati to allow him to stay.
But the prime beneficiary is Jorge Lorenzo, who closes the gap to Valentino Rossi by 25 points, from 50 to 25. Suddenly, the championship is in reach again.
|2||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||47'23.027||9.435|
|12||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||48'05.886||52.294|
|33||Marco MELANDRI||KAWASAKI||42'36.675||3 laps|
|88||Niccolo CANEPA||DUCATI||39'29.440||5 laps|
|46||Valentino ROSSI||YAMAHA||21'16.362||16 laps|