Jorge Lorenzo took a masterful victory in the French GP and extends his lead over Valentino Rossi in the Championship standings.
Casey Stoner’s bad luck continued as he once agian crashed out of the race for the second time this season. Loris Capirossi and Ben Spies also failed to finish the race.
Dani Pedrosa looked to be a comfortable third for the majority of the race until a late surge by Andrea Dovizioso put both riders neck and neck, Dovizioso managed to make a stong pass on Pedrosa stick in the final lap to claim the last place on the podium. Pedrosa looked like he was having issues with the bike and Nicky Hayden was able to pass him and take 4th position when Pedrosa ran wide on one of the turns.
MotoGP Race Results – Le Mans:
Pos Rider Team Time/Gap
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 44m29.114s
2. Valentino Rossi Yamaha + 5.672s
3. Andrea Dovizioso Honda + 7.872s
4. Nicky Hayden Ducati + 9.346s
5. Dani Pedrosa Honda + 12.613s
6. Marco Melandri Gresini Honda + 21.918s
7. Randy de Puniet LCR Honda + 29.288s
8. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati + 33.128s
9. Aleix Espargaro Pramac Ducati + 33.493s
10. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda + 33.805s
11. Hiroshi Aoyama Interwetten Honda + 34.346s
12. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha + 37.123s
13. Mika Kallio Pramac Ducati + 55.061s
Loris Capirossi Suzuki 6 laps
Ben Spies Tech 3 Yamaha 6 laps
Casey Stoner Ducati 2 laps
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