INDIANAPOLIS — Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo turned the Indianapolis Grand Prix, one of America's two biggest motorcycle races, into a two-man Spanish show on Sunday.
Turns out, it wasn't that close.
Pedrosa, the fastest rider all weekend, took the lead for good on Lap 4 of 28 and pulled away by a record margin of 10.823 seconds to become the first MotoGP rider to win twice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
"It was a good weekend," Pedrosa said after his second win this season. "…We were spinning all of practice, but we had a good feeling. So today for the race I was confident."
Pedrosa fended off an early challenge from Ben Spies. The American, who was racing with torn ligaments in his shoulder after a wreck Saturday in qualifying, dropped out on Lap 7 with a blown engine.
The only other challenge came from Lorenzo until he got caught up in traffic and started having trouble with his rear tire.
Andrea Dovizioso finished third and world champion Casey Stoner was fourth despite multiple chip fractures and four torn ligaments in his right ankle. He was injured in a hard crash in qualifying.
In a crash-filled weekend, American Nicky Hayden had to sit out with a concussion and two broken bones in his right hand. He also was injured Saturday.
NHRA: Ron Capps won in Funny Car at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., beating John Force in the final to take the points lead with one race left in the regular season. Erica Enders earned her second Pro Stock victory in a row. Morgan Lucas won Top Fuel and Eddie Krawiec topped Pro Stock Motorcycle.