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British MotoGP - Race results

26 July 2009

Race results from the British Grand Prix at Donington Park, round ten of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship.

Andrea Dovizioso wins his first MotoGP race. Colin Edwards takes second from Randy de Puniet at final turn.

Rain began falling as the grid assembled. All riders chose to start on slicks except Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden.

Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of the lead on lap 9 of 30 after touching a wet white line heading into the final turn.

Team-mate and title leader Valentino Rossi then slid out of the lead at the Fogarty Esses on lap 20 of 30, while just ahead of Dovizioso.

Rossi rejoined in eleventh, while Dovizioso had a near ten-second lead over Randy de Puniet. As the weather got worse, Dovizioso's lead was cut to under one-second over de Puniet and Edwards for a thrilling finish.

Stoner and Hayden were lapped before the halfway stage. Wet tyres only proved quicker in the last seven laps, when Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi and Mika Kallio changed bikes.

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1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 48min 26.267 sec
2. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 48min 27.627 sec
3. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 48min 27.867 sec
4. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini 48min 35.225 sec
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 48min 47.889 sec
6. James Toseland GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 48min 48.732 sec
7. Marco Melandri ITA Hayate Racing Team 49min 1.551 sec
8. Niccolo Canepa ITA Pramac Racing 49min 5.036 sec
9. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 49min 8.379 sec
10. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 49min 12.112 sec
11. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 49min 19.457 sec
12. Gabor Talmacsi HUN Scot Racing Team MotoGP 49min 38.582 sec
13. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 49min 46.665 sec
14. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 1 lap
15. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1 lap

DNF:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 12min 43.642 sec
Toni Elias SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 11min 2.391 sec


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