Reigning double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner became a father for the first time on Thursday, when wife Adriana gave birth to a baby girl.
“We are very happy to announce Alessandra Stoner was born on the 16/02/2012 at 21:55 weighing 2.8kg. Mum & baby are both doing well!” said a message on the official HRC MotoGP Twitter account.
sends its congratulations to the Stoner family!
February the 16th is also Valentino Rossi's birthday - the seven-time MotoGP champion celebrating his 33rd birthday on Thursday.
Stoner and Rossi will be back on track during the second official MotoGP test of 2012, which starts at Sepang on February 28.