Spanish star Jorge Lorenzo found the perfect remedy for his Jerez frustrations at Le Mans, bouncing straight back from his DNF in Spain with a brilliant win at the Grand Prix de France in highly difficult conditions – to return to the top of the standings.

Lorenzo took the lead on the first lap and shot away at the front, building up a big advantage on wet tyres as the track dried quickly, eventually being the last rider to change onto slicks in his first ever ‘flag-to-flag’ contest and riding superbly on both sets of tyres to win by a 17 second margin.

Pos. Rider Nation Team Total time
1 J.
LORENZO
SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 47’52.678
2 M.
MELANDRI
ITA Hayate Racing Team +
17.710
3 D.
PEDROSA
SPA Repsol Honda Team +
19.893
4 A.
DOVIZIOSO
ITA Repsol Honda Team +
20.455
5 C.
STONER
AUS Ducati Marlboro Team +
30.539
6 C.
VERMEULEN
AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +
37.462
7 C.
EDWARDS
USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +
40.191
8 L.
CAPIROSSI
ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +
45.421
9 J.
TOSELAND
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +
50.307
10 T.
ELIAS
SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini +
53.218
11 A.
DE ANGELIS
RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini +
53.550
12 N.
HAYDEN
USA Ducati Marlboro Team +
56.647
13 Y.
TAKAHASHI
JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP +
56.688
14 R.
DE PUNIET
FRA LCR Honda MotoGP +
1’11.299
15 N.
CANEPA
ITA Pramac Racing +
1’15.385
16 V.
ROSSI
ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 2 Lap
Not classified
  M.
KALLIO
FIN Pramac Racing 17 Lap