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Jerez MotoGP Results

The MotoGP season kicked off with a bang today in Jerez, Spain, with the race win going to Ducati-mounted Loris Capirossi, closely followed by rookie phenom Dani Pedrosa (Honda). Nicky Hayden (Honda) was third.

Defending champ Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) finished a dismal 14th after being taken out in the first corner and remounting dead last. Potential title contender Sete Gibernau (Ducati) pitted on Lap 3 and never restarted.

Capirossi now leads the championship points, with Pedrosa close behind. For additional info, results and points, check out the official MotoGP website here.