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Jorge Lorenzo won the United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca with Casey Stoner in 2nd Place and Valentino Rossi in 3rd Place.

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo inched closer to winning the World Championship by securing a win at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix held at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This was Jorge's sixth victory in nine MotoGP races. His closest championship rival, Dani Pedrosa, ended his day early by crashing in Turn 5 on lap 12.

"At the time that I crashed I was pushing hard to maintain the gap to Lorenzo and my rhythm was good. Unfortunately though I hit a bump on the way into the corner and I couldn’t do anything – I was down," explained Dani.

Jorge now has a massive 72-point lead over Dani in the standings. The next race will be at the Czech Grand Prix on the weekend of Augsust 13-15.

Race Results
Race Classification MotoGP: 32 laps

1. Jorge LORENZO / SPA / Fiat Yamaha Team
2. Casey STONER / AUS / Ducati Team / DUCATI
3. Valentino ROSSI / ITA / Fiat Yamaha Team / YAMAHA
4. Andrea DOVIZIOSO / ITA / Repsol Honda Team / HONDA
5. Nicky HAYDEN / USA / Ducati Team / DUCATI
6. Ben SPIES / USA / Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA
7. Colin EDWARDS / USA / Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / YAMAHA
8. Marco MELANDRI / ITA / San Carlo Honda Gresini / HONDA
9. Mika KALLIO / FIN / Pramac Racing Team / DUCATI
10. Loris CAPIROSSI / ITA / Rizla Suzuki MotoGP / SUZUKI
11. Roger Lee HAYDEN / USA / LCR Honda MotoGP / HONDA
12. Alex DE ANGELIS / RSM / Interwetten Honda MotoGP / HONDA

2010 Championship Standing

1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team -- 210
2. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team -- 138
3. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team -- 115
4. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team -- 103
5. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team -- 90
6. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team -- 89
7. Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 -- 77
8. Randy de Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP -- 69
9. Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini -- 53
10. Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini -- 49
11. Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 -- 48
12. Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team -- 41
13. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP -- 36
14. Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Green Team -- 31
15. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Pramac Green Team -- 28
16. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP -- 25
17. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) Interwetten-Honda MotoGP -- 18
18. Alex de Angelis (ITA) Interwetten Honda MotoGP -- 8
19. Kousuke Akiyoshi (JPN) Interwetten Honda MotoGP -- 4
20. Wataru Yoshikawa (JPN) Fiat Yamaha Team -- 1

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