MotoGP 2012: Laguna Seca race results

14 finish, four of those got lapped. Is this the world's premier class?

LORENZO lead most of the Laguna Seca USGP race but when Stoner passed him on the start/finish straight, Yamaha's top man had nothing left in his locker. Pedrosa almost highsided himself into next week but managed to stay on after surviving a brutal highside/lowside/tankslpper combo.

Crutchlow could match - but never quite better - Dovizioso's pace, while Hayden spent the race clawing back from a poor start, managing to take Ducati's highest finish with 6th, meanwhile teammate Valentino Rossi lowsided at the approach to The Corkscrew. That front end is still giving Rossi nightmares.

1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 43m 45.961s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 43m 49.390s
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda  43m 53.594s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 44m 4.563s
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3  44m 4.740s
6. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team  44m 12.863s
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP 44m 14.354s
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini  44m 36.207s
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar  45m 4.954s
10. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing  45m 8.037s
11. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar  +1 lap
12. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens  +1 lap
13. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing  +1 lap
14. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens  +1 lap

Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing
James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport
Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing
Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master
Toni Elias ESP Pramac Racing
Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini