Eight riders crashed during the wet race, including race leader Marco Simoncelli, while Valentino Rossi brought down Casey Stoner in a failed overtake early in the race.

Dani Pedrosa will undergo shoulder surgery early next week to try and cure his left arm numbness.

Injured Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista was replaced by John Hopkins for this event. Hopkins was making his first grand prix appearance since Valencia 2008.

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1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 50m 49.046s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 51m 8.385s
3. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 51m 18.131s
4. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 51m 18.597s
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 51m 51.273s
6. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 51m 57.486s
7. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 52m 3.166s
8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 52m 8.156s
9. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 52m 31.952s
10. John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 52m 37.441s
11. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 52m 40.922s
12. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 53m 39.633s

DNF: Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team


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