MotoGP points standings after opening round

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World Champion Valentino Rossi was unable to prevent Casey Stoner running away with a third consecutive season-opening victory at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar. But the brilliant Italian typically took the positives from his second place finish in the Arabian desert in Monday’s re-scheduled MotoGP race.

Rossi was amongst those who had stated after Sunday night’s rainfall that it was important to stay on at the floodlit Losail track to put on a show for the fans on Monday evening, and whilst he was unable to catch Stoner at the front of the race he did his level best at trying to hunt down the Ducati Marlboro poleman.

Pos. Rider Nation Team Points
1 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 25
2 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 20
3 Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 16
4 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 13
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team 11
6 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini 10
7 Chris VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 9
8 Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing 8
9 Toni ELIAS SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 7
10 Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 6
11 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team 5
12 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team 4
13 Sete GIBERNAU SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando 3
14 Marco MELANDRI ITA Hayate Racing Team 2
15 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP  

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