Spanish star Jorge Lorenzo found the perfect remedy for his Jerez frustrations at Le Mans, bouncing straight back from his DNF in Spain with a brilliant win at the Grand Prix de France in highly difficult conditions.
Rossi took his first win of the season, beating Dani Pedrosa to the line in front of a crowd of 123,000 in Andalusia. The rostrum was completed by Casey Stoner, the Oakley rider moving into second place in the championship. It was the Australian’s first podium appearance at the southern Spanish track ever. Oakley’s spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo lost control riding in fourth place with three laps to go, and crashed out, losing ground in the championship race.