Stoner led team mate Andrea Dovizioso to the finish, where the Italian claimed his third top three finish of the 2011 season. Stoner is now 28 points ahead of Lorenzo in the Championship while Dovizioso remains third, but is now only nine points behind the Spaniard.
The Ducati Team duo was lead across the finish line by Valentino Rossi in fourth and Nicky Hayden in fifth. Lorenzo was able to rejoin the race and put his head down after the clash with Simoncelli to cross the line in sixth place.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Colin Edwards was seventh, in front of Dani Pedrosa’s stand-in Hiroshi Aoyama. They were followed by Simoncelli in ninth, who rejoined the race after push starting his own motorcycle following the run in on the first lap. Toni Elias of the LCR Honda team completed the top ten finishers.
Cal Crutchlow exited the track with a front tire problem, though re-entered the race to finish 14th.
Karel Abraham ended what was otherwise a good weekend for the Cardion AB Motoracing with a fall early in the race. He was followed a short time later by Randy de Puniet (Pramac Racing), the fourth DNF of the season for the Frenchman. Both riders were unhurt in the falls.
Loris Capirossi (Pramac Racing) did not participate in the race due to injuries sustained in a fall during the qualifying session.
|1||25||11||Ben SPIES||USA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||41'44.659|
|2||20||27||Casey STONER||AUS||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+7.697|
|3||16||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+27.506|
|4||13||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||+30.684|
|5||11||69||Nicky HAYDEN||USA||Ducati Team||Ducati||+43.172|
|6||10||1||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||+44.536|
|7||9||5||Colin EDWARDS||USA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+1'08.112|
|8||8||7||Hiroshi AOYAMA||JPN||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+1'10.753|
|9||7||58||Marco SIMONCELLI||ITA||San Carlo Honda Gresini||Honda||+1'24.925|
|10||6||24||Toni ELIAS||SPA||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||+1'26.216|
|11||5||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||Rizla Suzuki MotoGP||Suzuki||+1'38.466|
|12||4||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP||Ducati||1 Lap|
|13||3||64||Kousuke AKIYOSHI||JPN||San Carlo Honda Gresini||Honda||1 Lap|
|14||2||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2 Laps|
|15||0||14||Randy DE PUNIET||FRA||Pramac Racing Team||Ducati||25 Laps|
|16||0||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Cardion AB Motoracing||Ducati||0 Laps|