Casey Stoner, Toni Elias (twice), Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa all suffered big crashes in the first 20 minutes.

Pramac Ducati's Loris Capirossi is returning to action after missing the last two races due to injuries from a qualifying crash at Assen.

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1. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 22.823s
2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 23.004s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 23.046s
4. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 23.205s
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 23.355s
6. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 23.416s
7. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 23.433s
8. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 23.534s
9. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 23.558s
10. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 23.594s
11. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 23.604s
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 23.989s
13. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 24.162s
14. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 24.512s
15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 24.620s
16. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 26.060s
17. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 26.334s

2010 German Grand Prix (July 17): Pole position: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Fiat Yamaha 1m 21.817s Fastest race lap: Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 21.882s