Classic Lorenzo: the reigning world champion holeshot the start and led every single lap. Marquez was close to passing him twice but rode wide on two corners and Lorenzo squeezed away. The championship goes to Valencia in two weeks time. There are now 13 points between Lorenzo and Marquez.
Lorenzo never put a wheel wrong in the race.
Pedrosa also was close to the front but dropped off the pace with ten laps left.
Rossi tried to stay at the front and protect his teammate but was unable to hang. He rode off the track twice and finished sixth. Rossi ran out of gas as he came into the pit lane after the race.
Bradl finished fifth with a broken and repaired ankle.