Valentino Rossi was not on the pace on the day, but as usual optimised his result and extended the championship lead
Barros rode a superb race and has proven that despite 20 years on the MotoGP circuit, he still has what it takes.
Barros celebrates after the event
The first lap is completed and Sete has already checked out from the bunch. That's Carlos Checa and Maxs Biaggi leading the charge from Valentino Rossi and Marco Melandri, Colin Edwards, John Hopkins, Carlos Checa, Troy Bayliss and Nicky Hayden
Colin Edwards slips off at low speed. Edwards was able to remount and bring home sixth place. That's Shakey Byrne on the KTM-engined Team Roberts Proton in the background.
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