Stoner cruises to Czech Grand Prix win

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Sunday 14th August, 2011 - 10:54pm

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Casey Stoner has won the Czech Grand Prix

Casey Stoner has won the Czech Grand Prix

Casey Stoner has put one hand on his second MotoGP crown with a dominant victory in Brno.

The Australian factory Honda secured the win when Dani Pedrosa fell out on lap three when he made a mistake at turn four.

The win was Stoner’s 29th career win and now sits 32 points ahead of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo in the title fight.

Stoner’s last win in Brno was in 2007 – his maiden MotoGP championship-winning season.

Second place went to Stoner’s Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian rode a sensible race, taking advantage when others fell by the way side.

After showing lots of promise but always finding different ways to falter, Marco Simoncelli secured his first MotoGP podium, taking third place on his Gresini Honda.

Fourth was reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo took a disappointing fourth – outpaced by his rivals after a wrong soft tyre choice.

Ben Spies (Yamaha), Valentino Rossi (Ducati), Nicky Hayden (Ducati), Colin Edwards (Tech 3 Yamaha) and Hiroshi Aoyama (Gresini Honda) rounded out the top 10.

The next MotoGP event will be held at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two weeks time.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 164.8 43’16.796
2 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 164.4 +6.532
3 16 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 164.3 +7.792
4 13 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 164.2 +8.513
5 11 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 164.1 +10.186
6 10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.0 +12.632
7 9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 163.3 +23.037
8 8 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 163.3 +24.189
9 7 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 163.2 +25.202
10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 162.5 +36.566
11 5 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 162.5 +36.679
12 4 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 162.5 +37.109
13 3 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 161.7 +48.911
Not Classified
19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 159.3 6 Laps
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 148.8 10 Laps
35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.8 16 Laps
26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 161.0 20 Laps

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