2011 Laguna Seca USA MotoGP Results

Results from the 2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP race.

Casey Stoner has won the 2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP race.

Stoner circulated behind Lorenzo and Pedrosa until past the halfway mark. Two decisive passes, first Pedrosa, then on Lorenzo for the lead, allowed him to pull away for a comfortable win. Stoner now leads the championship by 20 points.

Ben Spies made a late pass on Dovizioso for 4th, with Ducati pair Rossi and Hayden 6th and 7th.

Marco Simoncelli and Alvaro Bautista crashed out of the race, while Ben Bostrom’s race ended with him running off the track twice, then throwing in the towel and pitting.

Casey Stoner:

“All weekend we’ve been struggling a little so we weren’t too confident that we could run with Jorge and Dani [Pedrosa] in the race. However, this morning in warm up we found something I was a little happier with. Before the race I felt relaxed, confident and generally calm, we started a little slower to get the tyres warm gently but also with a full tank of fuel, the bike didn’t feel that great.

So I was patient and took my time, staying with Jorge and Dani to control the gap and make sure they didn’t get too far away. I felt I had more speed but decided to wait and watch. I saw Dani struggling a bit and he started to drop back from Jorge so I had to attack at this point.

Once I caught up to Jorge, I watched to see if he made a mistake and kept the pressure on him, then chose my moment to make the move and was able to slowly open up a gap and bring the race home. It’s really fantastic to come from such a difficult weekend and get a great win and I’m very thankful to all my team”.

2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP Results

1  Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda
2  Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
3 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda
4 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda
6  Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati
7  Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati
8  Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
9  Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati
10  Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda
11  Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati
12  Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati
13  Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1

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