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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.Do not copy-and-paste this results template onto other websites
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