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VICTORY FOR STONER! 1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda / 2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha / 3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda / 4. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha / 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda / 6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati / 7. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati / 8. Colin Edwards (U.S.) Yamaha

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Rossi continues to hold off Hayden, that's the only battle left on the final lap.

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Spies takes fourth with a pass into 11 on Dovi.

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Spies is within 0.234 seconds of the Italian, he has three laps to move into fourth and give the home fans something to cheer.

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Assuming the chequered flag would be around the next corner, Stoner would go into the break with just a 10-point lead and Dani would be fourth.

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Spies challenging Dovizioso for fourth now as Stoner leads by over a second.

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Stoner pulls away immediately and looks good to increase his Championship lead over Lorenzo.

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STONER LEADS! Unbelievable pass by Stoner! Around the outside of Lorenzo on the "pit straight" and into the Andretti corner!

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Championship leader vs reigning Champion, this should make for an exciting finale!

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Stoner is still lapping faster and is right on the back wheel of Lorenzo.

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Pedrosa marooned nearly two seconds back in third, Dovizioso a further 11 seconds back and with two seconds on Spies then Rossi and Hayden are battling for sixth.

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Stoner is chipping away, shaving 0.155 seconds off Lorenzo's lead.

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And behind those two it is unchanged: 3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda / 4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda / 5. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha / 6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati / 7. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati / 8. Colin Edwards (U.S.) Yamaha

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Lorenzo leads Stoner by 0.918 seconds.

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Stoner passes Pedrosa down the inside at the corkscrew, a great move and now he is after Lorenzo.

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Lorenzo puts the hammer down and opens up another couple of tenths as we enter the second half of the race.

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Only 7 of the 13 riders are still on the same lap as Lorenzo.

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Stoner back under 1:22 and closes the gap on the two Spaniards.

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Colin Edwards is past Hector Barbera for eighth.

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Alvaro Bautista has had an off at the Andretti corner. He's tried to restart it, but unable to. His race is run.

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The two Spaniards are consistently lapping in the 1:21s while Stoner is in the 1:22s now and over a second behind the leader.

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Hector Barbera and Colin Edwards round out the top 10 at the moment, only 14 men left in the race.

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The gap is 0.4 seconds to Pedrosa with Stoner a further 0.6 seconds behind.

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Wild card Ben Bostrom is out of the race, looks like a front brake problem.

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The 'corkscrew' at Laguna Seca is amazing to watch! Lorenzo still leads Pedrosa and Stoner who has dropped back a touch.

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The order - 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha / 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda / 3. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda / 4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda / 5. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha / 6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati / 7. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati / 8. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Suzuki

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Marco Simoncelli goes out yet again, he's on his feet and look to be ok but ended in the gravel.

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The order - 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha / 2. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda / 3. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda / 4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda / 5. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda / 6. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha / 7. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati / 8. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati

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Cal Crutchlow down and out at turn 3, rider walking away but a big disappointment for the Brit.

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Stoner with a 1:21.673 lap but is a second down on Lorenzo.

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Pedrosa sets the fastest lap and is well ahead of Stoner now in second. Rossi seems to be struggling for grip and is passed by Spies for sixth.

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Storming start from Lorenzo and he has opened up a gap at the end of the first lap. Stoner is second with Dovizioso fourth behind Pedrosa.

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The top six on the grid, apart from Ben Spies, have gone for the harder compound tyre and we are underway!

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The riders are ready to tackle 32 laps of the testing Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602km) in length with a 300 foot (91m) elevation change. It has 11 turns including the famous "Corkscrew" at Turns 8 and 8A. It is a glorious sunny afternoon near Monterey in California.

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And how we start: 1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1:21.202 2. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 1:21.274 3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1:21.385 4. Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha 1:21.578 5. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda 1:21.696 6. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda 1:21.731 7. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 1:22.235 8. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 1:22.238 9. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 1:22.271 10. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 1:22.385

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Warm-Up Standings: 1.Stoner 2.Lorenzo 3.Dovizioso 4.Spies 5.Simoncelli 6.Hayden 7.Rossi 8.Pedrosa 9.Crutchlow 10.Bautista

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Last year Lorenzo won with Stoner in second. Can he win again and close the gap in the championship standings? The gap is currently 15 points.

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There will still be a 17-bike field after Randy de Puniet's withdrawal, due to the extra LCR Honda entry for America's Ben Bostrom this weekend. The Frenchman had hoped to run in the warm-up at Laguna Seca this morning before making a final decision about his participation in the race, but ultimately opted to pull out. De Puniet had sustained fractures to two bones in his back and a suspected crack to a bone in his hip when he fell at Turn 5 yesterday.

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Yamaha's MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo starts on pole position at the US Grand Prix with Australian Casey Stoner also on the front row for Honda.