Casey Stoner overtook Ben Spies on the run to the finish line.

Alvaro Bautista, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Randy de Puniet crashed out at the first turn.

Colin Edwards, injured in Marco Simoncelli's fatal accident at Sepang, was replaced by reigning AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes.

Injured 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo was again being replaced by Yamaha test rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga. Loris Capirossi was riding with Simoncelli's #58 for his final grand prix appearance.

Today's race was the last of the 800cc era.

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1.Casey StonerAUS Repsol Honda48m 18.645s
2.Ben SpiesUSA Yamaha Factory Racing48m 18.660s
3.Andrea DoviziosoITA Repsol Honda48m 24.581s
4.Cal CrutchlowGBR Monster Yamaha Tech 348m 27.363s
5.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda48m 27.966s
6.Katsuyuki NakasugaJPN Yamaha Factory Racing48m 42.463s
7.Josh HayesUSA Monster Yamaha Tech 348m 51.763s
8.Karel AbrahamCZE Cardion AB Motoracing48m 56.597s
9.Loris CapirossiITA Pramac Racing49m 7.598s
10.Toni EliasESP LCR Honda49m 11.146s
11.Hector BarberaESP Mapfre Aspar49m 25.164s
12.Hiroshi AoyamaJPN San Carlo Honda Gresini49m 27.405s

DNF:Randy de PunietFRA Pramac RacingNicky HaydenUSA Ducati MarlboroValentino RossiITA Ducati MarlboroAlvaro BautistaESP Rizla Suzuki