Behind the top three, Biaggi held of Hayden for fourth - in an all Honda top five - with Capirossi and Ukawa a lonely sixth and seventh respectively. Bayliss finished tenth on something of an off day for Ducati after their recent heroics, while home hero Barros came home just twelfth.
Both Aprilias and rookie Ryuichi Kiyonari rounded out the points, while McCoy joined Aoki, Jacque and Burns on the sidelines.
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