Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FASHION

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent, Lanvin, present new designers

Read more

#THE 51%

Online and proud: Iranian women use social media in a campaign for equality

Read more

#TECH 24

Say hello to Pepper!

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: The final days of Colombia’s FARC guerilla

Read more

REVISITED

Video: Abkhazia, the country that (almost) doesn't exist

Read more

FOCUS

Lawlessness and lynchings in Venezuela

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Volkswagen: ‘We've changed the foundations of our company’

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The chandelier, master of light

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Vive le vin! Understanding France’s love of wine

Read more

Sports

Australia's Stoner wins motorcycling Grand Prix

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-08-14

The Australian Casey Stoner won the Czech motorcycling Grand Prix in Brno on Sunday, clinching a sixth victory in this season’s 11 races so far. He is placed 32 points ahead of last year's winner, Spain's Jorge Lorenzo.

AP - Australian Casey Stoner won the Czech motorcycling Grand Prix in Brno on Sunday, extending his lead in the MotoGP championship following his success at the U.S. Grand Prix last month.

Italian Andrea Dovizioso came in second and his compatriot Marco Simoncelli finished third, his first podium finish in MotoGP, completing a clean sweep for Honda.
 
Stoner took an early lead and built up a 6.532 second advantage by the time he crossed the finish line, leaving champion Jorge Lorenzo and the rest of the field to scramble for the second position.
 
Lorenzo, last year’s winner in Brno, finished in fourth spot followed by fellow Yamaha rider Ben Spies of the United States.
 
It was Stoner’s sixth triumph in this season’s 11 races so far. Stoner leads the championship with 218 points, 32 ahead of Lorenzo.
 
Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, who started from pole position, crashed over the front end at a right curve early on, a blow to his chances of challenging in this year’s championship.
 
Lorenzo gained the lead in the first lap but 2007 world champion Stoner soon took over to take the race in dry and sunny conditions at the fast Masaryk Circuit.
 
Earlier, Italian Andrea Iannone took the Moto2 category win ahead of Spaniard Marc Marquez and Germany’s Stefan Bradl.
 
Germany’s Sandro Cortese won the 125cc race, followed by Johann Zarco of France and Spaniard Alberto Moncayo.
 
There are seven more events on the MotoGP Grand Prix calendar this season, with the next race in Indianapolis on Aug.  28.

Date created : 2011-08-14

  • Dakar Rally 2011

    Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally

    Read more

  • RALLYING

    France's Loeb wins eighth German rally in a row

    Read more

  • MOTOGP

    Lorenzo wins thrilling Spanish MotoGP

    Read more

COMMENT(S)