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Who impressed you most at Brno?

Casey Stoner wins in Brno - but does that make him your star of the Czech Republic weekend?
After a difficult start to the weekend at Brno, Casey Stoner came away from the Czech Republic having extended his lead in the MotoGP standings to 32 points.

That result is something Stoner wouldn't have expected prior to the start having conceded that he was worried about how competitive his Honda would be following handling issues during practice.

Battling ahead of Lorenzo on track, Stoner was given an untroubled run to the flag when team-mate Dani Pedrosa crashed out and emerged from the weekend with a bigger lead than he has had all season.

Lorenzo's gamble on running a soft front tyre meant he could finish no higher than fourth as Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Simoncelli joined Stoner on the podium. For the latter, that third place finish marked the maiden visit to the MotoGP podium.

Elsewhere, Ben Spies followed his Yamaha team-mate Lorenzo home to take fifth while Valentino Rossi secured a top six finish as he beat Nicky Hayden to top Ducati honours.

While Stoner's victory in the 'main event' was somewhat convincing, the same couldn't be said for Andrea Iannone's second victory of the Moto2 season as he was forced to fight for the top spot of the podium with Marc Marquez, Stefan Bradl and Alex de Angelis.

Iannone ultimately prevailed for his first win since round two at Jerez – ending his longest Moto2 win drought in the process – but the top four were covered by less than a second at the flag.

In the 125 race meanwhile, there was a first victory for Sandro Cortese after a final corner battle with Johann Zarco was decided in his favour.

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tian647

August 16, 2011 7:30 PM

Iannone - after an endless string of nowhere finishes he found focus and form again. Even better, he demonstrated his canny racecraft and copper clappers going to fork-and-elbows with Marquez, deAngelis and Bradl for the entirety of the race. For all the downsides of a spec-GP class, Moto2 racing action has been brilliant since its inception.



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