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Stoner heads to Italy on back foot

Stoner looks to close down the large gap to the series leaders in the Italian Grand Prix
Casey Stoner says his first concern at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix will be to 'get to the bottom' of his front-end problem, rather than focus on getting back into the 2010 title fight.

Two crashes and a fifth place finish over the first three races has left Stoner staring at a substantial 59 point deficit to series leader Jorge Lorenzo, a far cry from the title challenge he was expected to pose pre-season.

However, while Stoner is refusing to dismiss his title chances so early on in the season, he admits he needs to start 'taking things race-by-race'.

“Obviously Mugello hasn't come at a positive moment for us but this is our situation and we have to try and look forward, taking things race-by-race and not worrying too much about the championship.

The first home race of the season for Ducati, Stoner insists he is looking at ways to harness the GP10's evident raw pace without tipping off.

“That is what I am most interested in right now and we want to get the bottom of this problem we're having with the front end. We have a few things to try at Mugello and we will be working as hard as always to achieve our goals.

“Generally the bike is working well and we have the pace to fight with the guys at the front so it is just a case of continuing to work hard to solve this issue.”

Tagged as: Ducati , Casey Stoner , Mugello , GP10 , italian

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