2009 United States motorcycle Grand Prix

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United States  2009 United States Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 17 races in the
2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Laguna Seca.svg
Date July 5, 2009
Official name Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Location Laguna Seca
Course Permanent racing facility
3.610 km (2.243 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo
Time 1:21.678
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa
Time 1:21.928
Podium
First Spain Dani Pedrosa
Second Italy Valentino Rossi
Third Spain Jorge Lorenzo

The 2009 United States motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 2009 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of July 3–5, 2009 at Laguna Seca. 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. Spain's Dani Pedrosa took his first win for a year, holding off a last-lap surge from championship leader Valentino Rossi.[1][2]

MotoGP classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 32 44:01.580 4 25
2 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 32 +0.344 2 20
3 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 32 +1.926 1 16
4 27 Australia Casey Stoner Ducati 32 +12.432 3 13
5 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 32 +21.663 8 11
6 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 32 +22.041 6 10
7 5 United States Colin Edwards Yamaha 32 +30.201 7 9
8 7 Australia Chris Vermeulen Suzuki 32 +32.857 9 8
9 14 France Randy de Puniet Honda 32 +40.325 14 7
10 33 Italy Marco Melandri Kawasaki 32 +48.028 11 6
11 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis Honda 32 +48.810 12 5
12 88 Italy Niccolò Canepa Ducati 32 +1:18.531 16 4
Ret 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 6 Accident 5
Ret 59 Spain Sete Gibernau Ducati 6 Accident 13
Ret 65 Italy Loris Capirossi Suzuki 3 Accident 10
Ret 41 Hungary Gábor Talmácsi Honda 3 Accident 17
DSQ 52 United Kingdom James Toseland Yamaha Ignored ride through penalty 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pedrosa ends Honda win drought". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Pedrosa storms to US MotoGP glory". BBC Sport (BBC). 2009-07-05. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 

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