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Relaxed Stoner eyes Aragon victory

Casey Stoner will look to bounce back at Motorland Aragon after being 'totally worn out' at the end of the previous event at Misano.
Casey Stoner is setting his sights on claiming a second consecutive Aragon Grand Prix victory at Motorland Aragon having taken time out to recover from a 'hectic schedule'.

Stoner lost some of his advantage at the top of the MotoGP World Championship standings after finishing third at Misano, the Australian complaining of feeling tired having 'put in a lot more effort' at the preceding Brno and Indianapolis rounds.

Nonetheless, the two-week break between Misano and Aragon has given time for Stoner to fully recover, the Repsol Honda rider eager to repeat his win from last year's inaugural Aragon Grand Prix.

"I've managed to rest since the hard race in Misano, where I was totally worn out. The hectic schedule we follow had drained me completely and I had no energy, nothing left to give, so I've enjoyed relaxing this past week and getting back to some training. The Aragon track is ok, it's not one of my favourite circuits, I feel it could be a little faster.

We ran well there last year, mainly due to the fact we took a big step in the set up on the bike. This year we arrive there with a totally different bike so we have a lot of things to learn in FP1, getting the gearbox set up right and a few other things in general.

“It will be interesting to go there on the Honda, Dani was competitive there last year and I think we can work well there also, and expect a good result. We'll get there and see what we can do.”

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September 13, 2011 3:08 PM

@TDS "Stoner, along with the rest of the riders, is supposed to be a trained athlete!! Not just your average bike rider who probably also has a proper job!!" Yes, they're supposed to be trained athletes. No doubt about it, you are correct. How do injuries factor into this statement? Should we just pretend that they are not a factor to make it sound like you have a point when you don't? Should we accuse Stoner of lying just to make it sound like you have a point when you don't? At least you're consistent TDS. Pretty much every post I read of yours is a Stoner bash that focuses on an aspect of the truth that works for you (or sometimes just speculation pulled out of thin air) while ignoring aspects of the truth that don't work for you. I've said it before. Your Stoner bashing is petty and irrational.

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