Both Marco Melandri and Ducati Marlboro team-mate Casey Stoner chose to pit for their wet weather bikes, after suffering mechanical problems with their number one machines.

Rossi celebrated his 90th victory with the man he has now equalled as second in the all time grand prix win list, Angel Nieto, who gave a lift to the Italian during the slow down lap.

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 44min 30.799 secs
2. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 44min 35.796 secs
3. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 44min 37.604 secs
4. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (M) 44min 40.956 secs
5. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 44min 52.561 secs
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP (M) 44min 53.194 secs
7. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 44min 58.605 secs
8. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 44min 58.794 secs
9. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M) 45min 0.143 secs
10. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 45min 1.621 secs
11. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 45min 5.953 secs
12. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 45min 7.015 secs
13. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 45min 22.837 secs
14. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 46min 0.106 secs
15. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 46min 10.422 secs
16. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 44min 47.085 secs
DNF:
John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B)25min 36.029 secs
James Toseland GBR Tech 3 Yamaha (M)3min 19.828 secs