We were going to do a “Stoner ‘rains’ supreme” gag, but decided against it.
Casey Stoner took a dominant victory at the British MotoGP in the wet and treacherous conditions that caught a number of other riders out.
One of the riders that failed to stay upright was Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo highsided out of the race at Abbey on lap 8; his Yamaha rear tyre slid in the wet before getting grip back and highsiding Lorenzo out of 3rd place. Lorenzo’s crash, coupled with Stoner’s victory means Casey Stoner now has a 18 point lead at the top of the Championship.
Lorenzo’s Yamaha team-mate Ben Spies also fell in the wet conditions, as did Marco Simoncelli.
MotoGP Race Results from Silverstone:
1 Casey STONER Repsol Honda Team 47’53.459
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Repsol Honda Team 15.159
3 Colin EDWARDS Monster Yamaha Tech 3 21.48
4 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team 26.984
5 Alvaro BAUTISTA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 35.569
6 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team +1’04.526
7 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing +1’32.650
8 Toni ELIAS LCR Honda MotoGP +1’51.938
9 Hiroshi AOYAMA San Carlo Honda Gresini +1’52.350
10 Loris CAPIROSSI Pramac Racing Team +2’03.312
11 Hector BARBERA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP 1 Lap
12 Randy DE PUNIET Pramac Racing Team 1 Lap
Marco SIMONCELLI San Carlo Honda Gresini 10 Laps
Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 12 Laps
Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 13 Laps
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