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Stoner relishing Donington return

Casey Stoner is hoping he can return to winning ways in the latest round of the MotoGP World Championship as he heads to Donington Park eyeing a third consecutive British Grand Prix victory.

Stoner has dominated the event for the last two seasons, the former champion romping to victory in 2008 by more than five seconds having started on pole position.

Arriving in the UK having finished fourth last time out at the Sachsenring, Stoner has slipped back in the fight for the 2009 title, but he remains satisfied with the progress being made.

“We did the best job we could at Sachsenring and now I'm a bit more confident about going to Donington. The best thing for us would be to have similar weather and temperature as in Germany because I think the conditions there played into my hands, as did the circuit, which has some long corners where I was able to relax a little on the bike.

“I'll be happy if we can have another weekend in similar temperatures at Donington. The track has never been one of my favourites but I have had good results there. The first part is really demanding, with the long section through Craner Curves up to the Old Hairpin… but it's actually in the slow sections where you can make passes.”

The Australian is also confident the Ducati GP9 is steadily beginning to prove a match for the Yamaha M1 as the season continues.

“The bike has been going really well for the last few races even though we could do with a little more traction. We'll just have to wait and see what happens this weekend and bring home as many points as possible.”

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Marcus - Unregistered

July 23, 2009 4:28 AM

Cant wait for CS to win at Donni on Sunday, just to shut up all you hate driven mindless CS haters. So sick of your idiotic drivel. Oh, and dont act so surprised when he does, he's back on form and so is the duc. Roll on Sunday.

Tell it like it is - Unregistered

July 22, 2009 11:34 AM

I hope he is fit and well and at his best, and I hope his machine is also on top form. Then when he gets resoundly beaten again it will give me a couple more weeks of hilarity on these boards reading about why he did'nt win by some of his rather odd and peculiar fans. He will have to pull something special out of the hat to beat the top 3 riders at this moment in time though. Roll on Sunday! :) :) :)

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