Le Mans MotoGP: Race Results - Lorenzo outclasses even the weather to take victory

Published: 17 May 2009

Jorge Lorenzo romped home to an impressive victory today finishing an epic 17 seconds ahead of the pack. The Spanish rider perfectly judged the weather, staying on wet tyres for as long as possible before switching to slicks.

Rossi had a terrible race, finishing last after a catalogue of errors and bad luck. Rossi even picked up a ridethrough for speeding in the pitlane. James Toseland rode a steady race, finishing 9th.

1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 47'52.678
2 Marco MELANDRI ITA Hayate Racing Team Kawasaki 48'10.388
3 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 48'12.571
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 48'13.133
5 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 48'23.217
6 Chris VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 48'30.140
7 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 48'32.869
8 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 48'38.099 
9 James TOSELAND GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 48'42.985
10 Toni ELIAS SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 48'45.896 
11 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 48'46.228
12 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 48'49.325
13 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP Honda 48'49.366
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 49'03.977 
15 Niccolo CANEPA ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 49'08.063
16 Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 49'28.685