Stoner on top at Laguna Seca

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Updated: July 30, 2012

Reigning MotoGP world champion Australian Casey Stoner has claimed the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca on Sunday, besting Spain’s championship leader Jorge Lorenzo by almost three and a half seconds.

Stoner defended his victory from 2011 on the California course with his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa of Spain claiming third place, 7.633 seconds behind.

RESULTS

1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 43:45.961
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 43:49.390
3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 43:53.594
4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha 44:04.563
5. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 44:04.740
6. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 44:12.863
7. Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 44:14.354
8. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 44:36.207
9. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 45:04.954
10. Karel Abraham (Czech Republic) Ducati 45:08.037