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Stoner: Extremely unfortunate for Jorge

"So things sort of swung in his direction a couple of times and he made big gains in a short time" - Casey Stoner.
By Stephen English

Casey Stoner moved joint top of the MotoGP championship standings at Assen on Saturday, when a third win of the season for the Australian was combined with a DNF for Lorenzo.

The Spaniard was the helpless victim of a first corner crash with Alvaro Bautista, opening the door for Stoner to bridge a 25-point deficit.

Speaking after the race however it seemed Stoner felt that luck between the championship rivals was levelling out.

“I think luck has swung his way a couple of times this season,” commented Stoner. “In Qatar, if we didn't have arm pump, we had the pace over everybody and I was confident of winning that race.

“In Le Mans also we had fantastic pace, but unfortunately the race was wet.

“So things sort of swung in his direction a couple of times and he made big gains in a short time.

“Then in Barcelona I just didn't ride well enough with a bike Dani proved was competitive.

“So things could have looked very different.”

The Australian however also said: “It's extremely unfortunate for Jorge, you never want to take back championship points from a crash that wasn't his fault.

“Hopefully the championship ends up the way it should be.”



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Codger

July 01, 2012 9:03 AM

Once again Casey gives free ammo to the enemy. Surely he should have realised by now that he can't say these things and be taken seriously. Please don't say that he 'tells it like it is'. I've said before that Casey wears his heart on his sleeve, and sometimes his words don't say what he obviously means, but come on, that is just insulting to Lorenzo.



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