Who will dominate in dry conditions and can we get a Brit on the podium?
JORGE LORENZO mastered the wet conditions at Le Mans to take a commanding win by over nine seconds.
Taking the lead early, the factory Yamaha rider left the remaining podium positions to be fought between Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and the Tech 3 pair of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow - until the satellite Yamaha riders fell in the damp conditions of the team's home race.
This left Rossi to stalk Stoner, a back-and-forth battle ensued between the two, with Rossi able to get the better of the reigning champion, scoring his best finish on the Ducati and ending a year long podium drought.
MotoGP Le Mans race results
Pos. Num. Rider Team Time/Gap
1 09 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing 49'39.743
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Ducati Team 9.905
3 1 Casey STONER Repsol Honda Team 11.298
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 29.361
5 6 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP 32.477
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team 32.842
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 59.759
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +1'05.152
9 8 Hector BARBERA Pramac Racing Team +1'07.846
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA San Carlo Honda Gresini +1'13.193
11 77 James ELLISON Paul Bird Motorsport +1'26.663
12 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Master +1'27.633
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar 1 Lap
14 51 Michele PIRRO San Carlo Honda Gresini 1 Lap
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Avintia Blusens 1 Lap
16 11 Ben SPIES Yamaha Factory Racing 1 Lap
17 7 Chris VERMEULEN NGM Mobile Forward Racing 2 Laps
18 22 Ivan SILVA Avintia Blusens 2 Laps
9 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project 4 Laps
14 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar 6 Laps
17 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing 17 Laps
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