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Race results - Laguna Seca MotoGP.

Race results from the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, round eight of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship.

Race winner Dani Pedrosa lost 1.2sec to Valentino Rossi on the last lap. Rossi tried to snatch victory at the final turn but was just a little too far back.

James Toseland was black flagged after failing to serve a jump start penalty.

Mika Kallio was absent this weekend due to a finger injury, while Gabor Talmacsi will be Scot Honda's only rider from this event onwards.

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1. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 44min 1.580 sec
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 44min 1.924 sec
3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 44min 3.506 sec
4. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 44min 14.012 sec
5. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 44min 23.243 sec
6. Toni Elias SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 44min 23.621 sec
7. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 44min 31.781 sec
8. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 44min 34.437 sec
9. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 44min 41.905 sec
10. Marco Melandri ITA Hayate Racing Team 44min 49.608 sec
11. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini 44min 50.390 sec
12. Niccolo Canepa ITA Pramac Racing 45min 20.111 sec

DNF:
Gabor Talmacsi HUN Scot Racing Team MotoGP
Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team
Sete Gibernau SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando

DSQ:
James Toseland GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3



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Jaime - Unregistered

July 05, 2009 10:53 PM

Congratulations to Dani on a great ride I thought Rossi had him for a moment there Good to see Lorenzo battling with injury and Stoner seemed to keep it together A great race Bring on Sachsenring :)

Ralph Malph - Unregistered

July 06, 2009 12:25 AM

Thank you Dani for a wonderful result and not giving us another round of bullcrap post race circus antics. Well done to Jorge and Stoner for going out there after injury and finishing the race. Honda certainly pulled a rabbit from a hat today and I really thought he would die off mid race for another top 4 finish. 3 Yamaha's in the top 7 positions, they are certainly a step above the other teams. Toselands arrogance showed through again today in failing to comply with the stewards and flag marshals. Nice result for Nikky as well. Always good to see the former champ up the front, even though I feel it will be a one off, maybe Indy.



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