MotoGP » Stoner snatches Valencia victory from Spies

Casey Stoner wins the season-ending Valencia MotoGP by 0.015sec, four riders down at turn one.

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November 06, 2011 2:50 PM

Edge of the seat stuff! Shame for Ben but Stoner is just predatory on that Honda. Great racecraft from both.

Good rides too from Cal and Josh Hayes, who did a fine job to keep it upright in such tricky conditions and with so little experience.

ty - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:50 PM

People complained about how stoner makes races boring ,riding into the distance. well, today he did what u guys asked.. he slowed down for other guys to get to him and then won in a photo finish. anyhw i was expecting him to win by 15sec but instead he did it by 0.015sec. lol

Wardo - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:51 PM

'If someone says that Spies deserved the win and was robbed, must take a knock in the head.
If not the weather Stoner would have been MILES ahead.
And i'm not saying that cuz i'm Casey's fan. Just given justice'

But there WAS weather, and Casey backed right off, dropping a, what was it?, 10 second lead, while Spies kept the throttle open.

Casey must be glad he had the dominant bike during this race, although he'll claim he's had no advantage this year....

Shark 22

November 06, 2011 2:52 PM

the man couldn't even level in the same condition with elses...
lucky for him Ben made a mistake wide in the wet kerb that spoiled his traction.
anyway, Ben and the weather safe the race from boring end, thanks and it was nice tributes for SIC!
I wish for better competition next season.

ExtraT - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:52 PM

Did stoner know he could win it that close? Was that planned? That was amazing!

Oh this kid is good, not scared to whack on the number '1' litre next year.

If only he didnt wast all those years on the Duc, maybe coulda had a crack at rossis record!

Good job from ben though showing some kahunas !

Good job ben - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:53 PM

Gutted for Ben did so well to bide his time in tricky conditions behind Dovi and Pedrosa before making his assault for no 3,2 and 1.

Weight advantage and more power bailed Stoner out


November 06, 2011 2:57 PM
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Great rides from Casey and Ben. I must appiaude #11 for his effort today Valencia might not be one of his fav tracks but he did a fantastic job I was tipping for him alien status and after today my hopes went up after his ride today. In what has been up and down season for him he finished on the same number of points as last year missing two races and coming back nearly having the win was more impressive.


November 06, 2011 2:59 PM

he was robbed by yamaha more than stoner and honda...

stoner knew it, spies knew it... yes he got great drive and set it up perfect but Casey knew he got a little bit of honda power luck there look at that grin, Spies looked pretty disapointed but at least they both ended up having a good laugh about it.

whats it gonna take to get these guys on the same team i could go for that

bring on 2012!!

Stavros - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:03 PM

Great ride by Ben but you have to hand it to Stoner.. Once again he was the only Honda rider capable of ridng the RCV well enough to win the race, and once again were it not for Casey a Yamaha would have won.

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