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Stoner chasing wins, as well as points

"We will be going out there trying to win and not only looking for valuable Championship points" - Casey Stoner.
Casey Stoner is aiming to put one hand on Honda's first MotoGP title since 2006, by winning the factory's home event at Motegi, Japan, this weekend.

Stoner has a 44-point lead over Yamaha's reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo, with 100 points remaining, but insists he won't change the race-by-race approach that has brought him 8 wins and 13 podiums from the 14 rounds so far held.

"Motegi is quite a different circuit, it's similar in a way to Le Mans and is very stop-start, a little like a go kart track, but in general it's nice and more fun than some of the other circuits we visit," said Stoner, winner last year for Ducati.

"It has a lot of hard braking, a lot of hard accelerating, it's pretty tough on the body and physically demanding. If you miss your braking points it's easy to run wide so it will be important to get the set-up on the bike just right.

"As in Aragon, we will be going out there trying to win and not only looking for valuable Championship points. We had a fantastic race here last year, probably one of my best in my opinion and it will be fun to go there on the Honda and see how the bike works around the circuit," concluded the 2007 world champion.

First practice for the Motegi round, postponed after the earthquake and tsunami in March, takes place on Friday morning.



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Md Zane

September 28, 2011 4:36 PM
Last Edited 1899 days ago

i wish all the bikes were evenly matched so we could have some better racing If Stoner had ended up riding for Yamaha this year Yorgi would still be running second in the championship and Dani would be saying how they need to improve the Honda.

cam - Unregistered

September 28, 2011 11:23 PM

Just a note to 95% of u.Casey does not have the fastest bike in a straight line and the yam is not down on power.All of theses bikes have way too much power as it is.Your speed down the straight is determined by your setup and how fast u come out of the corner! Please no more mindless comments on how much faster the honda is than the yam.Think about it.



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