Lorenzo threw down 7 1:55 laps to build his 4 second lead, then backed off a tick and let the race for second build the rest.
Rossi did his fast lap on his last lap, just to make sure Marquez stayed behind him.
Once the race has been watched it is cool to go back through the race again with this lap by lap analysis.
When Cal ran wide he was still running pretty good lap times but that mistake cost him 8 seconds. By contrast when Rossi ran wide at the beginning of lap two that put him about 2 seconds back of Pedrosa. It took him to lap 18 to get back there. He went by the next lap. The next lap he was by Marquez.
If you're going to run wide do so in the opening laps, gives you more time to recover and less time to lose in the process.
I think the rest of the season the front runners will be working to not let ANYBODY get a flyer off the front.
How long to Austin?
"...the road goes on forever and the party never ends..." - Robert Earl Keen