MotoGP race results from Mogeto Japan

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Jorge Lorenzo emerged victorious from a thrilling Polini Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi, the second win of his MotoGP career and a result that retained his 100% podium record in the 2009 season.

The Fiat Yamaha rider took little time in taking the reigns of the race, having started from the front row and showed no fear when faced with the likes of Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi in front of him. However, despite a relatively comfortable advantage, Lorenzo was never quite able to pull clear of his rivals as the action heated up. He held on to cross the line with a gap of less than two seconds between him and second placed teammate Rossi.

Lorenzo moves up into first place in the overall classification, for the second time in his MotoGP career. The battle for second place in the race was MotoGP at its finest, as Repsol Honda man Pedrosa exchanged overtaking moves with Rossi in the middle third of the 24 laps. Pedrosa ultimately took third, having had a storming start from the fourth row of the grid.

Ducati Marlboro rider Casey Stoner was unable to break away as he had done in Qatar, finishing fourth and keeping up the pressure in the general standings. Andrea Dovizioso completed a fine day for Repsol Honda in fifth, ahead of Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi, Mika Kallio, James Toseland and Chris Vermeulen.

Home rider Yuki Takahashi crashed out of the race in a collision with Nicky Hayden on the second lap.

Pos. Rider Nation Team Total time
1 J. LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 43’47.238
2 V.
ROSSI
ITA Fiat Yamaha Team +
1.304
3 D.
PEDROSA
SPA Repsol Honda Team +
3.763
4 C.
STONER
AUS Ducati Marlboro Team +
5.691
5 A.
DOVIZIOSO
ITA Repsol Honda Team +
9.207
6 M.
MELANDRI
ITA Hayate Racing Team +
30.555
7 L.
CAPIROSSI
ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +
32.756
8 M.
KALLIO
FIN Pramac Racing +
39.416
9 J.
TOSELAND
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +
43.106
10 C.
VERMEULEN
AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +
43.245
11 R.
DE PUNIET
FRA LCR Honda MotoGP +
44.834
12 C.
EDWARDS
USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +
46.540
13 A.
DE ANGELIS
RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini +
53.525
14 N.
CANEPA
ITA Pramac Racing +
1’21.804
15 T.
ELIAS
SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1 Lap
Not classified
  S.
GIBERNAU
SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando 7 Lap
Not finished 1st lap
  N.
HAYDEN
USA Ducati Marlboro Team  
  Y.
TAKAHASHI
JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP  

 

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