MotoGP Championship Still Up for Grabs

05/17/2009 @ 2:35 pm, by Jensen BeelerComments Off on MotoGP Championship Still Up for Grabs

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After Round 4 at Le Mans, The MotoGP Championship is still up for grabs, if not more so than before. Four riders: Lorenzo, Rossi, Stoner, and Pedrosa, are all in a dead heat for the Championship title. Running down the list are further surprises, with Marco Melandri in 5th place (tied with Andrea Dovizioso), just 23 points (or a race win) away from the top of the field.

Colin Edwards can claim the title of best in the US, with his 7th place slot, 31 points back from leader Lorenzo. Meanwhile, Nicky Hayden, a former MotoGP Champion himself, is disappointedly 15th out of 18 riders, 57 points behind first place.

Place Rider Country Points Points Behind
1 LORENZO Jorge SPA 66  –
2 ROSSI Valentino ITA 65 -1
3 STONER Casey AUS 65 -1
4 PEDROSA Dani SPA 57 -9
5 MELANDRI Marco ITA 43 -23
6 DOVIZIOSO Andrea ITA 43 -23
7 EDWARDS Colin USA 35 -31
8 VERMEULEN Chris AUS 31 -35
9 CAPIROSSI Loris ITA 27 -39
10 DE PUNIET Randy FRA 26 -40
11 ELIAS Toni SPA 21 -45
12 DE ANGELIS Alex RSM 20 -46
13 TOSELAND James GBR 17 -49
14 KALLIO Mika FIN 16 -50
15 HAYDEN Nicky USA 9 -57
16 GIBERNAU Sete SPA 8 -58
17 TAKAHASHI Yuki JPN 8 -58
18 CANEPA Niccolo ITA 3 -63

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