MotoGP: Casey Stoner Takes Victory at the Spanish Grand Prix

MotoGP, On The Record

Published on: http://www.ontherecord-unisa.com.au/?p=2419

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Australian Casey Stoner has taken out his first race win for this year’s season, winning at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, in a race Stoner called one of the greatest of his career.

The two-time world Moto GP champion claimed the victory in Jerez to hold off current championship leader Jorge Lorenzo.

The win left Stoner only four points shy of Lorenzo’s championship lead; however, the race although wasn’t an easy win for Stoner.

The current world champion started from a challenging fifth position and from the very beginning, was involved in a fantastic battle for the race lead.

Lap three saw Stoner pass Pedrosa for first place and the race lead.

The Repsol Team Honda lead majority of the laps of the Brazilian Grand Prix, but Jorge Lorenzo was on charge in second place.

With nine laps to go, Lorenzo started battling Stoner for the race victory, only to try and pass the Australian with three laps to go into first corner.

It was there Lorenzo lost ground, handing the Brazilian Grand Prix victory to Stoner.

After the race, the victorious Stoner said his Honda bike was set up for the wet circuit, but on the clearing dry track, the lack of rear-tire grip made the Honda very hard to ride.

The win at the Brazilian Grand Prix looks to be the beginning of Stoner’s 34th Moto GP victory, with the Australian looking on the money to take victory for this year’s season.

Race Results

Pos.

Rider

Team

1

Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team

2

Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing

3

Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team

4

Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3

5

Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3

6

Alvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini

7

Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP

8

Nicky Hayden Ducati Team

9

Valentino Rossi Ducati Team

10

Hector Barbera Pramac Racing Team

11

Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing

12

Aleix Espargaro Power Electronics Aspar

13

Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project

14

Mattia Pasini Speed Master

15

Ivan Silva Avintia Blusens

16

Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing

17

Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing

DNF

Randy de Puniet Power Electronics Aspar

DNF

James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport

DNF

Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini

DNF

Yonny Hernandez Avintia Blusens
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