Coming around turn two early in the race, the field was stacked up close. Stoner leads this chunk of the pack pulling Rossi, Elias and Lorenzo in tow, but the two Fiat Yamaha teammates ultimately pass him. What you can’t see is Pedrosa out in front of the pack and everyone else playing catch-up. Elias drops a few places to a mid-pack (but still respectable) 6th place. Of course, with no media pass to be had, I shot this from outside the fence above turn two next to the road that goes around Laguna Seca.