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Laguna Seca MotoGP Results

Casey Stoner (Honda) took his fifth win of the year earlier today at Laguna Seca after passing teammate Dani Pedrosa (who eventually finished third), and defending champ Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) to take a convincing win in front of more than 50,000 California fans. Lorenzo eventually finished five seconds behind Stoner in second place.

The American racers lost their best shot at a podium when Ben Spies (Yamaha) got boxed in at the start and then struggled for several laps to pass Ducati’s Valentino Rossi. Spies rode impressively in working his way up to a fourth place finish just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Honda). The factory Ducati teammates fought over sixth place with Rossi just nipping Nicky Hayden at the line. Stoner continues to lead Lorenzo in the championship points.

For additional details, results and points, visit the official MotoGP site.

6 Comments

  1. GixxerGary says:

    Just got back from the Laguna Seca GP. Great race, great weather, great crowd, great ride. I was hoping for Spies to get on the podium. Oh well, 4th is ok. The way he tracked down Dovi and pass him was impressive. At one time Spies was the fastest rider on track. Stoner earned that win. A fantastic race between him, Lorenzo and Pedrosa. It was sad for me to see Rossi fighting for 6th instead of fighting for the win. With the amount of red and VR/46 shirts in the crowd I can say he hasn’t lost any fans.
    Thanks brinskee for the twisty, scenic route down there.

  2. brinskee says:

    Alright, who else was there? Let’s see a show of hands.

    +1

  3. jimbo says:

    Since Stoner won the championship was his skill handling the Ducati THAT much better than everyone else including Rossi? If yes, that’s amazing.

    How else did Ducati drop so far behind after blowing away the competition the first 2/3rds of the season they won it all?

    Didn’t Nicky own Laguna at one time?

  4. Pete says:

    Go Stoner!!!

  5. Dale says:

    Great Race! They’re running Motegi, Yeah!

    • Stinky says:

      I’ve kinda got mixed feelings about that race. I know they say it’s safe, but they’ve said a lot of half truths since that powerplant went underwater. I heard the people are going back to get some of their stuff, with radiation protection. I wouldn’t wanna be a spectator or worker on the same side of the island with what’s went on down there. There’s plenty of other races and places to race than there.