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Stoner vs. his team-mates

Hayden qualified ahead of Stoner for the first since joining Ducati during the inaugural MotoGP event held at the new Silverstone layout, then beat Stoner by just 0.18s in the race. Stoner had charged from last place, after clutch problems at the start, to join the podium fight and finished less than a second from runner-up Dovizioso.

2011 - Repsol Honda
Estoril: Pedrosa 1st - Stoner 3rd
After winning on his Repsol Honda debut in Qatar, then being taken out by Valentino Rossi at Jerez, Stoner crossed the line behind an RC213V team-mate for the first time with third at Estoril. Stoner feared he would be unable to finish after his back temporarily 'locked-up' during the race.
Mugello: Dovizioso 2nd - Stoner 3rd
The only time Dovizioso beat Stoner as a team-mate, in races they both finished, was at the 2011 Italian GP. Stoner led for much of the race, but began to struggle due to 'incorrect tyre pressures'. He lost out to Lorenzo and then - on the final lap - Dovizioso. Stoner finished 1.1s from winner Lorenzo.
Sachsenring: Pedrosa 1st - Stoner 3rd
As at the previous Mugello round, Stoner led the early part of the race, but was unable to prevent Pedrosa building a small but crucial advantage. Stoner spent the closing stages fighting Lorenzo for second, the Spaniard seizing the runner-up spot at the very final turn.
Misano: Pedrosa 2nd - Stoner 3rd
Stoner stuck to the rear wheel of race winner Lorenzo for the first ten laps, bu fatigue then kicked in and Stoner lost second place to team-mate Dani Pedrosa on lap 22 of 28. “The team gave me a fantastic package, I'm just worn out,” he said.
Motegi: Pedrosa 1st - Stoner 3rd
The fifth and final time Stoner finished behind a fellow Repsol rider in 2011 was at the Japanese Grand Prix. Stoner ran off track while leading after a 'tank slapper' shook the brake pads away from the disc. Stoner re-joined in seventh and reached third by the flag.

2012 - Repsol Honda
Qatar: Pedrosa 2nd - Stoner 3rd
Stoner looked on course to win the first race of the new 1000cc era, but suffered 'arm pump' problems late in the grand prix. Team-mate Pedrosa took second from Stoner with two laps remaining, in a race won by Lorenzo.
Catalunya: Pedrosa 2nd - Stoner 4th
Catalunya 2012 marked the first time since joining Repsol Honda that Stoner went the distance without stepping on the podium. Stoner had qualified on pole but was unable to make the harder tyre work in the race and finished fourth. Team-mate Pedrosa was 4.5s ahead in second place.
Mugello: Pedrosa 2nd - Stoner 8th
A tough weekend saw Stoner struggle for set-up and he was the only rider to opt for the 'special' harder rear tyre in the race. Stoner dropped from fifth to tenth after running off-track, before salvaging eighth. Pedrosa was runner-up to Lorenzo. This was Stoner's last team-mate defeat before his injury at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis: Pedrosa 1st - Stoner 4th
A qualifying highside left Stoner with ankle fractures and ligament damage, but he returned to claim a brave fourth place in a race won by Pedrosa.
Motegi: Pedrosa 1st - Stoner 5th




Related Pictures

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Stoner and Capirossi, German MotoGP Race 2007
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Rossi, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Rossi, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista`s Honda, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bridgestone tyre, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Ducati`s Romagnoli and Dall`Igna, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Ducati`s Romagnoli and Dall`Igna, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Crutchlow, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Pedrosa, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Pedrosa swapping bikes, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Hayden, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014
Bautista, Showa, Grand Prix of the Americas 2014

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davemelb - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 10:38 AM

Yep, that's why Rossi freaked out and did all he could to prevent Stoner from becoming his team mate. Stoner would have destroyed Rossi with a career on Yamaha M1.



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