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Round 16: Australian GP – Race
Casey Stoner was crowned the 2011 MotoGP World Champion in Australia today with a characteristically dominant victory at Phillip Island, on his birthday, and marking a number of milestones including his second world crown.
Round 16: Australian GP – Qualifying
Casey Stoner continued his dominant form at Phillip Island today with his fourth consecutive pole position at his home Grand Prix, prompting adoring fans to rename the venue ‘Casey’s Island’. His best lap came using the soft front slick and the softer option rear.
Round 16: Australian GP – Free Practice One & Two
Casey Stoner got his home Grand Prix off to a great start today, heading the timesheets in both free practice sessions aboard his Repsol Honda machine. As the conditions changed between the two sessions, Stoner’s best lap actually came in the morning’s session, as it did for half of the riders in the top ten, and was just 0.4seconds off the lap record.
There are five races left to finish the MotoGP Championship
The Yamaha Italian rider, Valentino Rossi, could end his season at the Iveco Australian Grand Prix in order to move up his shoulder surgery, which would leave him no options for the 2010 MotoGP title only two dates before the end of the season.
Australian GP costs taxpayers $50m – report
The state Victorian government has defended its record spending on the Australian grand prix. It emerged on Thursday that now with an almost $50 million loss annually, the Melbourne race in 2010 cost taxpayers more than double the bill of just four years ago.
“We have a problem when we’re driving behind the others” -Schumacher
Michael Schumacher on Friday warned that Mercedes is unlikely to be setting the pace in formula one for some time yet. The W01 is consistently named among the quickest four cars in 2010, and with a big upgrade due at Barcelona next month, the team’s optimism about joining the ultimate pace has been high.
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