Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Brno:
Jorge Lorenzo has kept his near-perfect record intact, taking his 7th victory of the season just 10 races in. It didn't look like it was going to be easy for the Fiat Yamaha rider, however, as he came under great pressure in the early part of the race. Dani Pedrosa had gotten his usual holeshot, launching his Repsol Honda into the lead into the first corner, but the Spaniard ran a little wide and both Lorenzo and Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Ben Spies got past him, while Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner and Pedrosa's teammate Andrea Dovizioso followed close behind.
The front five stuck together for the first few laps, though Pedrosa got back past Spies on lap 2. Dovizioso followed suit on Casey Stoner a lap later, but the Italian was the first of the group to drop out, losing the front on lap 5 and crashing out of the race. The crash left both Dovizioso and his bike sitting on the track, and the following group - consisting of Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards - had to take serious evasive action not to hit either the prone Honda or the now standing Dovizioso.
The group began to splinter further as the leading pair began to ratchet up the pace. Lorenzo pushed and Pedrosa responded, each rider's increase in speed merely spurring on the other to respond. In the end, it was Lorenzo who had more in the bag, the Fiat Yamaha man pushing so hard that Pedrosa cried off and began to drop off the back. The top two steps of the podium were settled, and from the halfway mark onwards, each lap was just a confirmation of Lorenzo's domination, and the Mallorcan went on to take an utterly convincing victory, leaving Pedrosa the consolation prize of 2nd, but conceding another 5 points in the championship.
|10||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||44'03.531||40.893|
|13||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||44'14.006||51.368|
|19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SUZUKI||42'04.519||1 lap|
|36||Mika KALLIO||DUCATI||14'06.189||15 laps|
|4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||HONDA||12'59.533||16 laps|
|65||Loris CAPIROSSI||SUZUKI||2'08.360||21 laps|