Casey Stoner dominates MotoGP in Aragon

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Sunday 18th September, 2011 - 11:03pm

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Stoner took Repsol Honda's 100th race victory using a special livery

Stoner took Repsol Honda's 100th race victory using a special livery

Casey Stoner has taken his eighth win of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship at Aragon in Spain.

The Australian dominated the race – leading every lap despite falling to third at the first corner after narrowly avoiding a collision with team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

Stoner’s eventual winning margin over the Spaniard was 8.2s, while Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo was a further six seconds back in third.

Lorenzo was visibly pleased with his performance, having struggled to fourth on the grid yesterday.

Having run fifth in the early stages, the Spaniard benefited from a Marco Simoncelli mistake to move into fourth with 14 laps to go, before eventually finding a way past team-mate Ben Spies to take the final podium spot.

Simoncelli and Spies went on to finish fourth and fifth respectively, while Alvaro Bautista, Nicky Hayden, Hector Barbera, Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi rounded out the top 10.

Having started from the pitlane, Rossi fought hard during the race, eventually getting the better of Hiroshi Aoyama on the final lap in a spirited battle for 10th.

It was a tough day for Repsol Honda’s third rider, Andrea Dovizioso, who joined Karel Abraham and Randy de Puniet by crashing in the opening corners.

Loris Capirossi and Toni Ellias also made spectacular exits, with the veteran running into the rear of the reigning Moto2 World Champion’s Honda – sending both riders into the gravel trap.

Stoner now leads the championship standings by 44 points from Lorenzo with just four of the 18 races remaining.

 See below for the full race result

Pos.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Time/Gap

1

Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 42’17.427

2

Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +8.162

3

Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +14.209

4

Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda +20.646

5

Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +27.739

6

Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki +30.373

7

Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati +34.288

8

Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati +37.305

9

Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +39.652

10

Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati +39.832

11

Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda +39.997

12

Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati +54.717

13

Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +58.430

DNF

Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 8 Laps

DNF

Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 8 Laps

DNF

Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0 Lap

DNF

Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 0 Lap

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