Casey Stoner is looking to get back to winning ways on home ground after declaring his return to competition in Portugal a success.
Following a three race lay-off recovering from a mystery illness, Stoner announced his return at Estoril in fine style with a run to second position behind Jorge Lorenzo.
Furthermore, with no complaints of being fatigued beyond 'predictable tiredness' at the end of a full MotoGP race'. Stoner is feeling optimistic for the final few events of the season, starting with his home round in Australia.
A happy hunting ground for the 2007 world champion, Stoner was a winner at Phillip Island in 2008, although he admits a similar performance will be somewhat harder to replicate on this occasion.
“I'm looking forward to Phillip Island," the Ducati rider said. "In Portugal I was able to get to the end of the race weekend without problems, just the predictable tiredness after a full MotoGP race, following two months of inactivity. So maybe I'll be a bit more ready for Phillip Island now.
“Besides that the temperature down there is a bit colder than other races we go to and that suits better my physical conditions at the moment . The track is awesome - it's fast, flowing and there isn't really a section that the riders don't enjoy.
“Normally races are fantastic there. I've had a dream run over the last couple of years but this one is going to be a little different so we have just to wait and see what we can do.”