The MotoGP race at Donington Park became one of the most thrilling races of recent years as Andrea Dovizioso would take his mayden win in the premier class. It was far from an easy win as the rain fell slightly throughout the entire race but it was never wet enough to go for rain tyres. Something that made it all so unpredictable. Championship leader Valentino Rossi and Dovizioso fought it out through many laps before Rossi made a mistake and lowsided at the chicane. He was not the only one to go down. Previously in the race Jorge Lorenzo got on the white line while being in the lead and fell. Another rider to get cought out by the white line was Toni Elias who highsided early on after batteling with the leaders. After Rossi went down, the lead he and Dovizioso had built up on second place rider Randy De Puniet got smaller and smaller. Also Colin Edwards was catching them both after a poor start. But despite the gap getting smaller and smaller Dovizioso stayed cool and could cross the line in 1st. Edwards managed to pass De Puneit in the last turn but the Frenchman wasn't to disapointed with that as he wheelied across the finish line just behind. Alex De Angelis equaled his best MotoGP performance to finish in a great 4th with Rossi in 5th after getting up again after his fall. James Toseland finished 6th infront of his homecrowd, Marco Melandri, Nicolo Canepa, Dani Pedrosa and Mika Kallio rounded off top 10. Both factory Ducati riders Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner started the race on rain tyres. Something they suffered from throughout the enitre race as the heavy rain stayed away. Both of them got lapped.