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Stoner takes victory at Indy

Nicky Hayden's first race on the GP11.1 saw the American burst from eighth to fourth on the opening lap, but he was the only rider to choose the softer-option front and was ultimately forced to pit in the closing stages.

Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli likewise slipped from fifth in the early stages to twelfth at the flag, while fellow Italian Valentino Rossi had a strange race.

The seven-time world champion - who had qualified just 14th after a crash in qualifying - ran tenth in the early stages, was then passed by Hector Barbera, and looked on the verge of retirement as he dropped to last place.

But the Italian recovered to claim tenth at the chequered flag, in a race where only satellite Ducati riders Barbera, Karel Abraham and Loris Capirossi failed to finish.

Barbera crashed at the final turn, on the final lap, while trying to pass Aoyama for ninth, while Abraham and Capirossi pulled into the pits.

Alvaro Bautista claimed a solid sixth for Suzuki, with Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Colin Edwards the leading satellite rider, in front of his home fans, in seventh.

Pramac's Randy de Puniet and Gresini's Aoyama separated Edwards and Rossi, with rookie Cal Crutchlow 1.8sec behind The Doctor.

The San Marino Grand Prix takes place at Misano next weekend.

Indianapolis Grand Prix:

1. Stoner
2. Pedrosa
3. Spies
4. Lorenzo
5. Dovizioso
6. Bautista
7. Edwards
8. de Puniet
9. Aoyama
10. Rossi
11. Crutchlow
12. Simoncelli
13. Elias
14. Hayden



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