Casey Stoner on a Repsol Honda rode away into the distance at Brno in the Czech Republic enroute to an emphatic win in the MotoGP race. The start of the race saw Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo dice for the lead with Andrea Dovizioso biting at their heels and relegating Casey Stoner to fourth place on the track. Dani Pedrosa on the second of the Repsol Hondas soon got the better of Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha only to low side and crash out of the race. This put Lorenzo in the lead for a while but an apparently failed gamble on the front tyre led to his race pace degenerating rapidly and he was overtaken first by Casey Stoner and later by Andrea Dovizioso on the third of the Repsol Hondas. Marco Simoncelli on the factory spec San Carlo Gresini Honda also overtook Lorenzo to take his first ever podium in MotoGP since his debut last season. Lorenzo was almost overtaken by his teammate Ben Spies on the other Yamaha but managed to hold on to the fourth place. Spies finished fifth and Valentino Rossi finished in the position in which he started, sixth. His teammate Nicky Hayden on the second of the Marlboro Ducatis finished in seventh ahead of Colin Edwards who finished in eighth position. Alvaro Bautista on the lone Rizla Suzuki was riding a good race and managed to get ahead of Nicky Hayden and was closing in on Rossi when he too low sided out of the race. That is a pity for Suzuki who have not had a decent race for a long time.