Race summary and results for MotoGP:
Dani Pedrosa has taken an authoritative victory at the Le Mans Grand Prix, finishing over five seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Pedrosa managed to break away in the second half of the difficult wet race and left Andrea Dovizioso to fight with Cal Crutchlow for second place. A battered, bruised and very brave Crutchlow ended the race in second place, achieving his best MotoGP result to date. Dovizioso had to settle for fourth place in the end, succumbing to a marauding Marc Marquez in the final two laps. Nicky Hayden made it a respectable day out for Ducati, finishing in fifth place ahead of Alvaro Bautista and a disappointed Jorge Lorenzo.
The top ten was rounded out by Michele Pirro, Bradley Smith and Stefan Bradl, the LCR Honda rider did well to rejoin proceedings after yet another crash. Australian Brian Staring was the first of the crashers in the slippery conditions while Randy DePuniet also crashed out of his home grand prix. Valentino Rossi toppled out of fourth place as the track started drying out, but he also managed to rejoin and finish in twelfth place.
Lucas Pesek, Claudio Corti and Yonny Hernandez all retired from the race.
|13||41||Aleix Espargaro||Aprilia ART||50'41.907||1'24.200|
|14||9||Danilo Petrucci||Suter BMW||50'43.433||1'25.726|
|15||17||Karel Abraham||Aprilia ART||50'49.818||1'32.111|
|16||5||Colin Edwards||FTR Kawasaki||50'58.309||1'40.602|
|17||70||Michael Laverty||PBM||49'30.391||1 lap|
|18||8||Hector Barbera||FTR Kawasaki||49'49.705||1 lap|
|19||7||Hiroshi Aoyama||FTR Kawasaki||49'50.038||1 lap|
|68||Yonny Hernandez||Aprilia ART||36'46.263||8 laps|
|14||Randy de Puniet||Aprilia ART||27'20.724||13 laps|
|52||Lukas Pesek||Suter BMW||28'16.315||13 laps|
|71||Claudio Corti||FTR Kawasaki||13'16.145||21 laps|
|67||Bryan Staring||FTR Honda||2'04.083||27 laps|