STONER EXTENDS POINTS LEAD AT SOAKING LE MANS

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner extended his lead at the top of the MotoGP World Championship with a superbly judged ride to third place in atrocious conditions at Le Mans this afternoon. Team-mate Loris Capirossi had a much more difficult ride to eighth in the soaking wet conditions because of a bike problem. The race started with light drizzle falling at some parts of the tricky … [Read more...]

STONER JUST 0.094S OFF LE MANS POLE

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner continued his remarkable run of performances with a stirring ride in this afternoon's French GP qualifying session that puts him second on the grid, just 0.094 seconds off pole position. Team-mate Loris Capirossi had a tougher day, ending up 15th fastest. World Championship leader Stoner has now qualified on the front two rows of the grid at all five … [Read more...]

STONER WINS AGAIN FOR DUCATI MARLBORO TEAM

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Ducati Marlboro Team rider Casey Stoner won his third Grand Prix victory of the year in superb style at Shanghai today, extending his World Championship lead to 15 points after four of 18 races. Team-mate Loris Capirossi also enjoyed a stirring ride, coming through from 14th on the grid to finish in sixth position. Stoner grabbed the lead on the second lap and spent much of the race involved in an … [Read more...]

STONER ALSO QUICK IN THE WET WITH THE DESMOSEDICI GP7

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Casey Stoner showed today that he is a quick rider in all conditions with the Ducati Desmosedici GP7, even in the cold and wet conditions that greeted the MotoGP riders the day after Sunday's Spanish GP at Jerez. The young Australian, determined to make use of the conditions and time available to test tyres and wet-weather set-up, put on his leathers and helmet late in the morning to notch up a … [Read more...]

STONER LASHES OUT AT RIVALS

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Australian MotoGP star Casey Stoner has blasted "stupid moves" by rivals which he claims kept him off the podium at the Spanish Grand Prix. Stoner was relegated to fifth place at Jerez as multiple world champion Valentino Rossi clinched the second race of the season from the Honda of local hero Dani Pedrosa. The Italian took the championship lead on 45 points with Stoner on 36 after winning … [Read more...]

STONER FIFTH AFTER GREAT FIGHT BACK

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Ducati Marlboro Team man Casey Stoner rode a hard-fought race in front of more than 130,000 fans at Jerez today, fighting all the way to finish fifth and put himself second in the World Championship. Team-mate Loris Capirossi had a more difficult day on the occasion of his 250th GP start but salvaged some points with a 12th-place finish. Down in ninth place at mid-distance after a fraught first … [Read more...]

STONER UP FRONT AGAIN, CAPIROSSI CLOSE BEHIND

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Ducati Marlboro Team men Casey Stoner and Loris Capirossi made a promising start at gloriously sunny Jerez today, placing a close fourth and 11th quickest after the first two practice sessions.   World Championship leader Stoner was just three tenths down on the fastest man of the day, proving that his Qatar-winning Desmosedici GP7 adapts well from circuit to circuit. Capirossi was … [Read more...]

STONER STORMS TO FIRST WIN AT LOSAIL

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Casey Stoner made a perfect start with the Ducati Marlboro Team at Qatar today, riding to a magnificent season-opening victory aboard his Desmosedici GP7. The Australian's breathtaking maiden win in the first race of MotoGP's new 800cc era repeats Loris Capirossi's 2006 season-opening win at Jerez and follows Troy Bayliss' 2006 season-ending win at Valencia on the 990cc GP6. Capirossi had an … [Read more...]

CAPIROSSI AND STONER ON THE PACE IN FINAL DAY OF TESTING IN MALAYSIA

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The third and final day of testing in Malaysia came to a close today in stifling heat, with Loris Capirossi successfully completing set-up work on his Desmosedici GP7, both on an engine and suspension level and with the tyres. Loris in fact completed an eleven-lap race simulation at an excellent pace, similar to his record time set last year. The Italian ace recorded his quickest time on race … [Read more...]