Dani Pedrosa leads the pack of riders out of the hairpin on turn 2.
With race leader Dani Pedrosa—who is second in points in the World Championship—crashed early on in the race, the door was fully open for Jorge Lorenzo to take first place after being fastest all weekend.
Photos by Nic Coury.
Race winner Jorge Lorenzo cruises into turn 9.
A pre-race aerial of the Laguna Seca circuit.
Dani Pedros leads Jorge Lorenzo through the corkscrew early on in the race.
Race fans swarm the hill overlooking turn 10.
Second and third place finishers, Casey Stoner (left) and Valentino Rossi (right) spray champagne on winner Jorge Lorenzo.
Lorenzo smiles during the post-race press conference after winning his first Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.