MotoGP 2012: Brno race results

Pedrosa dices with Lorenzo for the race win

DANI PEDROSA overcame a challenge by championship rival Jorge Lorenzo to take the win at Brno.

The Spanish pair duelled for the length of the 22 lap race, with an exciting last lap battle going in the favour of the Repsol Honda rider, after Lorenzo attempted to pass in the final corners.

In third place, and the first Briton to stand on a podium in 12 years, Cal Crutchlow. Before his debut rostrum finish in the premier class, the popular Briton signed a new deal with Tech 3 Yamaha for next season.

MotoGP race results from Brno

1. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 42'51.570  
2. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha Factory Racing + 00.178  
3. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Yamaha Tech3 + 12.343  
4. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Yamaha Tech3 + 18.591  
5. Stefan Bradl (GER) LCR Honda + 25.582  
6. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Honda Gresini + 29.451  
7. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Ducati Team + 34.514  
8. Randy De Puniet (FRA) Power Electronics Aspar + 1'04.285  
9. Karel Abraham (CZE) Cardion AB Motoracing + 1'08.278  
10. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Power Electronics Aspar + 1'09.972  
11. Toni Elias (SPA) Pramac Racing Team + 1'10.003  
12. Yonny Hernandez (COL) Avintia Racing + 1'24.040  
13. Colin Edwards (USA) NGM Mobile Forward Racing + 1'27.898  
14. Michele Pirro (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1'36.165  
15. James Ellison (UK) Paul Bird Motorsport + 1'40.565  
16. Mattia Pasini (ITA) Speed Master + 1'41.226  
17. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) Came Iodaracing Project After 1 laps  

Did not finish

Ivan Silva (SPA) Avintia Racing (13 laps)  
Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha Factory Racing (14 laps)