The Yamaha-riding 2010 world champion came home clear of compatriot Dani Pedrosa on a Honda while Andrea Dovizioso, on a Yamaha, edged world champion Casey Stoner for third.
Meanwhile, Indian team Mahindra Racing disappointed after both riders Danny Webb and Marcel Schrotter failed to finish the race. Webb was running strongly in a group including full factory machines when he was pushed off the track on the 17th of 22 laps while Schrotter was close behind and catching the group when clutch trouble forced him to pull off on the same lap.
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