Casey Stoner won the British GP at a wet, wet, wet Silverstone circuit in a race that saw drama only in the form of three crashes, two involving the factory Yamahas of Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo and the San Carlo Gresini Honda of Marco Simoncelli. While Spies crashed on his own, the crashes of Lorenzo and Simoncelli were effected by Stoner’s Repsol Honda team mate Andrea Dovizioso. Dovizioso acted as a mobile chicane for Lorenzo and Simoncelli while Stoner was running away in the front. Desperation on the part of Lorenzo and Simoncelli to get past a slow but wide Dovizioso saw them crash out. Tech3 Yamaha’s Colin Edwards took the third place behind the Repsol Honda duo. Nicky Hayden finished fourth for Ducati while Alvaro Bautista equalled his best finish of fifth in MotoGP on the Rizla Suzuki. Valentino Rossi finished in sixth place 65 seconds behind Stoner on the factory Ducati. His elevation a result of five overtakings on the circuit and also the three crashes in front of him. Only 12 riders finished the race from the 15 who started.