2007 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix - MotoGP Sunday Action
A Perfect Day for the MotoGP and Superbike Races
Unlike the freak heat wave last year that overloaded the medical staff with many cases of heat stroke this years weekend provided the normal Monterey weather, Fog in the morning and comfortable warm temperatures in the afternoon. The vendors had reasonable prices and plentiful suplies of water so race fans could stay hydrated.
Red Bull MotoGP Race
The U.S. Grand Prix MotoGP race was not friendly to the American riders. At the start of the race Nicky Hayden (Honda) and John Hopkins (Suzuki) collided in the first turn and put them both out of contention, Nicky Hayden retired with 10 laps to go ending his hopes to win his third U.S. Grand Prix in a row. John Hopkins finished in 15th place. Kurtis Roberts retired after several laps.
Casey Stoner broke the MotoGP pole jinx by dominating the race weekend. Casey cruised to victory with almost a 10 second margin of victory. Chris Vermeulin rode a solid race but could not stay with Stoner.
MotoGP Top 5
- Casey Stoner - Ducati
- Chris Vermeulin - Suzuki -9.865
- Marco Melandri - Honda -25.641
- Valentino Rossi - Yamaha -30.664
- Dani Pedrosa - Honda -35.622
AMA Superbike Race presented by Parts Unlimited
While the MotoGp race was never really in doubt the AMA Superbike race presented by Parts Unlimited was very exciting and provided race fans with riders racing for position from start to finish. The AMA Superbike race did have a similar start with a big crash at the start.
AMA Superbike Top 5
- Ben Spies - Suzuki
- Mat Mladin - Suzuki -4.924
- Aaron Yates - Suzuki -29.237
- Neil Hodgson - Honda -32.642