2008 United States motorcycle Grand Prix
|Race 11 of 18 races in the
2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
|Date||July 20, 2008|
|Official Name||Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
3.610 km (2.243 mi)
The 2008 United States motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2008 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of July 18–20, 2008, at the Laguna Seca circuit. It was an eventful race between Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner where the lead was hotly contested between the two. On lap 23, with Rossi leading after an ingenious but controversial pass down the corkscrew, Stoner entered into the last corner too deep and ended up in the gravel trap. Rossi retained his lead for the remainder of the race while Stoner managed to finish in second place despite his mistake. Rossi won for the first time at Laguna Seca and Stoner set a new lap record with a time of 1:21.488. Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes made an appearance at the race.
As usual, only the MotoGP class was permitted to race at Laguna Seca due to the Californian air pollution law prohibiting two-stroke engines in the state.
|6||14||Randy de Puniet||Honda||32||+37.668||6||10|
|13||15||Alex de Angelis||Honda||32||+55.521||16||3|
|17||13||Anthony West||Kawasaki||31||+1 Lap||18|
- "MotoGP official website". Retrieved 2010-03-06.
- "Eurosport American GP 2008 Results". Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
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