Over the 4th of July weekend, the Powers RV team was a proud participant and spectator of the 2009 MotoGP races at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA.
Dani Pedrosa triumphed at Laguna Seca on Sunday, taking the holeshot from fourth on the grid and not looking back – to cross the finishing line ahead of his closest rival Valentino Rossi. Riding with an injured shoulder and foot, Lorenzo had a chance to overtake Rossi for second with four laps to go but got his move wrong and had to settle for the final podium place.
Stoner ran with the frontrunners for most of the race but although he tired in the final stages he stayed within touching distance of Yamaha pair Rossi and Lorenzo at the top of the standings courtesy of his fourth place.
A good ride from Nicky Hayden at his favorite track saw him register his first top five result since joining Ducati. Chris Vermeulen, Randy de Puniet and Marco Melandri completed the top ten for Oakley. There was disappointment for Andrea Dovizioso who lost ground in the championship when he crashed out for the second race in succession on lap seven.