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Lorenzo wins at Le Mans

San Carlo Honda Gresini's Marco Melandri got a good start to hold sixth at the end of lap one, a position he retained at the flag for his best result of the season, while home hero Randy de Puniet collected seventh on his LCR Honda.

Top rookie was Hector Barbera, who rode an aggressive race to a commendable eighth, just in front of countryman Aleix Espargaro (Pramac). The two other 250 graduates, Marco Simoncelli and Hiroshi Aoyama were tenth and eleventh.

Twelfth placed Colin Edwards was the only Tech 3 rider to reach the flag, in any race, on Sunday. The French-based team's Moto2 riders both crashed out of their race, while Ben Spies did likewise - for his second DNF in a row - while holding eleventh on lap 7 of the MotoGP main event.

The lone starting Suzuki of Loris Capirossi also crashed out at around the same time, while the injured Mika Kallio (Pramac) rode to a lonely 13th and last.

All of which means that Lorenzo is now nine points ahead of Rossi after three of 18 rounds, with Stoner only 13th heading into the Italian Grand Prix - a home round for Ducati and Rossi.

French Grand Prix:

1. Lorenzo
2. Rossi
3. Dovizioso
4. Hayden
5. Pedrosa
6. Melandri
7. de Puniet
8. Barbera
9. Espargaro
10. Simoncelli
11. Aoyama
12. Edwards
13. Kallio

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Lorenzo, French MotoGP 2010
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Aleix Espargaro, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Pedrosa, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Lorenzo, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Aleix Espargaro, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Pol Espargaro, Braking, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Rossi, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Dovizioso, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Barbera, Japanese MotoGP 2015
Hayden, Japanese MotoGP 2015
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Pedrosa, Japanese MotoGP 2015

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nebari - Unregistered

May 23, 2010 2:50 PM

After the race Rossi states George was too fast for him today. Lorenzo tells us that when he was in 2nd he could see Valentino had problems, and when he passed him he expected more of a fight. Dovi says he HAS to beat Dani. Nicky says the Stoner crash lost him some time, which he couldn't make up. Spies admits the Capo crash may have affected him. Good honest comments, dificult to find anything there to slag off, but many will try. :? Casey ? What can you say ?

Laterrus: Rossi Fanboy #1

May 23, 2010 3:43 PM
Last Edited 1965 days ago

The fact that some on this site forget the past and start spouting off about the championship after Rossi gets a few points behind in the Championship always helps to make his championships that much more awesome. Who has it been for at least the last 6, yes 6 seasons that has given us some of the most powerful, stick in your head memorable moments in MotoGP? ROSSI! VALENTINO ROSSI! If you were to take one race from each of those years that everyone would remember easily, Rossi would be involved in the race and came out on top almost all the time. Take a look at Welkom in 04, look at Donington 05, look at Sachsenring 06, ---Continued---

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