Result and summary of the Jerez MotoGP Race:
Valentino Rossi got the win he had longed for since the start of the season at Jerez on Sunday, despite starting from the second row. Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner got away from the start, while Rossi got caught up behind team mate Jorge Lorenzo. It took Rossi two laps to get past Lorenzo, and once past him, he chased first Casey Stoner down, and then Dani Pedrosa, finally passing the Spaniard on lap 18. Pedrosa was comfortably 2nd, with a delighted Casey Stoner coming home in 3rd, his first ever podium at Jerez. Stoner was lucky to hold on to 3rd, after Jorge Lorenzo crashed out as he chased the Ducati down.
Honorable mentions go to Randy de Puniet, who rode a mature race to come home 4th, and Marco Melandri, bringing the hopeless Hayate home in 5th. Perhaps it isn't so hopeless after all. Andrea Dovizioso had a very mature race, climbing back up to 8th after running off track and rejoining in 16th.
Results of the Jerez race:
|4||14||Randy DE PUNIET||HONDA||45'50.450||31.893|
|14||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||HONDA||46'12.498||53.941|
|99||Jorge LORENZO||YAMAHA||38'40.226||4 laps|
|36||Mika KALLIO||DUCATI||20'38.937||15 laps|