John Hopkins completed the top ten while Colin Edwards
was unable to find the same overnight speed as his race winning team-mate and finished a distant twelfth - having lost, on average, nearly one second a lap to the #46.
James Ellison and Jose Luis Cardoso completed the fourteen race finishers, all of whom scored points, while 20-year-old Australian rookie Casey Stoner
- who had qualified eighth - didn't start after hitting his head during a fast morning warm-up fall.
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