Elias recovered to claim eighth for San Carlo Honda Gresini by just 0.049sec from Hayden's Ducati. The American had dropped to the tail of the group after a big slide under braking with 4 laps to go. Capirossi was a frustrated tenth.
UPDATE: Elias received a 20 second post-race penalty for the incident, which dropped him from eighth to twelfth.
Round eight of the MotoGP World Championship, the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, takes place next weekend.
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