In a terrific race and battle of titans, Valentino Rossi beat Casey Stoner giving the Italian his first victory at the Laguna Seca track.
Swapping leads constantly, the pair battled it out for the first spot and had gained a 20 second advantage over the rest of the field.Â Jorge Lorenzo had another wicked high-side that broke bones and had me on the edge of my seat.Â The poor guy is just taking a beating this year.
Pos Rider Bike Time 1. Valentino Rossi Yamaha (B) 44:04.311 2. Casey Stoner Ducati (B) + 13.001 3. Chris Vermeulen Suzuki (B) + 26.609 4. Andrea Dovizioso Honda (M) + 34.901 5. Nicky Hayden Honda (M) + 35.663 6. Randy de Puniet Honda (M) + 37.668 7. Toni Elias Ducati (B) + 41.629 8. Ben Spies Suzuki (B) + 41.927 9. James Toseland Yamaha (M) + 43.019 10. Shinya Nakano Honda (B) + 44.391 11. Jamie Hacking Kawasaki (B) + 46.258 12. Sylvain Guintoli Ducati (B) + 55.273 13. Alex de Angelis Honda (B) + 55.521 14. Colin Edwards Yamaha (M) +1:02.380 15. Loris Capirossi Suzuki (B) +1:08.207 16. Marco Melandri Ducati (B) +1:10.962 17. Anthony West Kawasaki (B) + 1 lap Retirements: Rider Bike Laps Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha (M) 0