Valentino Rossi tightened his grip on the MotoGP world championship lead, winning the Czech GP at Brno while Casey Stoner crashed out. Reigning champion Stoner lost the front end of his Ducati while leading on lap seven of 22, sliding into the gravel. Although he briefly rejoined the race the Australian retired the following lap as his bike was too badly damaged. Rossi cruised to a dominant win, crossing the line over 15 seconds ahead of Alice Ducati’s Toni Elias, with Rizla Suzuki veteran Loris Capirossi third.
Colpo di scena al settimo giro del GP della Repubblica Ceca: l’australiano della Ducati che era al comando ma sotto la pressione di Valentino scivola e si ritira. Il pesarese Rossi vince e ora ha 50 punti di vantaggio.