Closer: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Moves Toward Championship With Aragón Triumph

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It’s getting closer and closer.

Oakley MotoGP Star Casey Stoner extended his already commanding lead in the Championship standings on Sunday, claiming his eighth race of the season at the Aragón Grand Prix in Spain after utterly dominating the race from pole for the second straight year. He’s now a huge 44 points ahead over the defending Champ, Jorge Lorenzo.

Finishing the 23 lap race at Motorland Aragón Circuit in 42 minutes, 17.427 seconds, the Aussie speed demon triumphed after fellow Oakley rider Ben Spies briefly grabbed the lead after the first turn – starting from the third spot on the Grid. But it didn’t take long for Casey to retake control of the race – building a gap between himself and his closest contenders: Spies and Dani Pedrosa.

“This weekend we had hoped for a first-place finish again,” Casey Said, rocking his Signature Series Oakley Scalpels. “It couldn’t have been better for us.”

The win for the 2007 Champion came on the heels of a monster practice and qualifying session

“It felt good all weekend. The bike has been fantastic and the only problem was the wind – it was changing direction and speed every lap so that was a challenge, but I just had to bring it home. It was my race to lose today and I did the job.”

Aragón Grand Prix
1st. C. Stoner Oakley
2nd. D. Pedrosa Arnette
3rd. J. Lorenzo
4th. M.Simocelli
5th. Ben Spies Oakley
6.A. Bautista Arnette
7. N.Hayden Oakley
8. H.Barbera
9. C.Crutchlow
10. v.Rossi Oakley

Author

Andrew De Lara

Date

September 19, 2011

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