Finishing between Hayden and Capirossi on Sunday were Rossi and Elias - the famous #46, who has now been demoted to fifth in the points chase, having little to celebrate on his 100th premier-class appearance as his M1's problems continue - while Toni was just 0.3secs behind Valentino at the flag.
Vermeulen crossed the line a fraction behind Capirossi for a superb seventh, while Nakano made it three Bridgestone riders in-a-row with eighth. Colin Edwards
brought the second factory Yamaha home in ninth, while Makoto Tamada edged Gibernau out of the top ten.
Twelfth place went to Kawasaki rookie Randy de Puniet
- who thus claimed his first MotoGP finish and world championship points - while Kenny Roberts
Jr, Pedrosa, Carlos Checa, Alex Hofmann, Hopkins and James Ellison
completed the finishers. The only rider not classified was Hofmann's d'Antin Ducati team-mate Jose Luis Cardoso.
Turkish Grand Prix:
12. de Puniet