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Australian Casey Stoner Wins The Iveco Australian Grand Prix and Champion’s Crown in the 2011 Motorc

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For the 16th Event of the 18-Event Circuit

With his only real competitor sidelined, Stoner still goes all out for event victory and wins the event and the tour championship on his birthday with 50,000 Countrymen cheering him on.

Phillip Island, Australia; October 16th – Australian Casey Stoner won the Iveco Australian MotoGP Grand Prix today, his first place finish mathematically eliminating his closest competitor, 2010 World Champion Spaniard, Jorge Lorenzo assuring his title as the 2011 World Champion when the tour concludes with the last two rounds in Malaysia and Valencia. Stoner completed MotoGP’s round 16 on his native soil, on his 26th birthday, this race his 32nd career win and joins legendary five-time grand prix winner Mick Doohan as Australians to win the envied premier class titles.

“Words can’t describe the feeling of winning today,” Stoner said at the post-race press conference.

Stoner, who rides for the Repsol Honda Team, went all out in the race even though he only needed to place sixth place or better to ensure the championship 2011 title. His task was made easier when Jorge Lorenzo who rides for the Yamaha Factory Team crashed in a dangerous “high-side” in practice and was unable to race.

Casey Stoner’s year has been nothing short of remarkable. In the fifteen events completed so far, he reached the podium in all but one, earning eight first place finishes, one second place finish and five third place finishes. With his victory today, he locks up the 2011 MotoGP Title and even with a mere 6th place finish he still would have won the title but he cast caution to the wind and went all out, starting from the pole position- this his 11th pole this year- and never relinquished the lead finishing in the time of 1’31.261 averaging a blistering 106.51 MPH (171.4KMH) and topping 198.3 MPH.

Finishing in second was San Carlo Gresini Rider, Italian Marco Simoncelli who was 2.21 seconds behind Stoner and .244 seconds ahead of third place finisher, the Italian Andrea Dovizsioso who also rides for Repsol Honda. The iconic Italian, multi-year champion Valentino Rossi crashed his Ducati in lap 13 and retired from the race.

Stoner’s 32 MotoGP career wins lands him in the fifth position for the all time Grand Prix winners following legends Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan and Mike Hailwood.

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