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Stoner stuns Lorenzo to win US GP

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Monday 25th July, 2011 - 7:48am

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Stoner took another US GP win

Stoner took another US GP win

Casey Stoner has ridden the race of his life to win the US Grand Prix.

The Australian ran behind Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Dani Pedrosa over the opening half of the race – making his move on the Spaniard at the Corkscrew with 15 laps to go.

Having stalked Lorenzo for the following nine laps, Stoner pulled the winning move around the outside of Turn 1 before easing away in the closing stages.

Lorenzo took a comfortable second over Pedrosa, while Ben Spies overcame Andrea Dovizioso with two laps left to score fourth.

Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards, Hector Barbera and Hiroshi Aoyama rounded out the top 10.

Marco Simoncelli again headed for the showers early after crashing his Honda, while Alvaro Bautista fell from his Suzuki prior to half distance while chasing the factory Ducatis.

Ben Bostrum’s wildcard entry also failed to make the finish – the American pulling out of the race after a number of trips to the gravel trap in order to concentrate on the AMA Superbike support event to be run directly after the Grand Prix.

Pramac Ducati’s Randy de Puniet withdrew from the event on Sunday morning after breaking two bones in his back during qualifying.

The victory extends Stoner’s championship lead over Lorenzo to 20 points.

See below for the full result

Pos.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Km/h

Time/Gap

1

Casey STONER

AUS

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

158.0

43’52.145

2

Jorge LORENZO

SPA

Yamaha Factory Racing

Yamaha

157.7

+5.634

3

Dani PEDROSA

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

157.4

+9.467

4

Ben SPIES

USA

Yamaha Factory Racing

Yamaha

156.8

+20.562

5

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

ITA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

156.8

+20.885

6

Valentino ROSSI

ITA

Ducati Team

Ducati

156.2

+30.351

7

Nicky HAYDEN

USA

Ducati Team

Ducati

156.2

+31.031

8

Colin EDWARDS

USA

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

155.3

+45.502

9

Hector BARBERA

SPA

Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP

Ducati

155.0

+51.549

10

Hiroshi AOYAMA

JPN

San Carlo Honda Gresini

Honda

154.0

+1’08.850

11

Karel ABRAHAM

CZE

Cardion AB Motoracing

Ducati

154.0

+1’09.132

12

Loris CAPIROSSI

ITA

Pramac Racing Team

Ducati

152.3

1 Lap

13

Toni ELIAS

SPA

LCR Honda MotoGP

Honda

150.9

1 Lap

DNF

Alvaro BAUTISTA

SPA

Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

Suzuki

155.5

19 Laps

DNF

Ben BOSTROM

USA

LCR Honda MotoGP

Honda

142.6

24 Laps

DNF

Marco SIMONCELLI

ITA

San Carlo Honda Gresini

Honda

155.6

26 Laps

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