MotoGP »

Stoner takes back-to-back 250 wins.

Casey Stoner continued his quest to hunt down 250cc World Championship leader Dani Pedrosa with a convincing fourth victory of the season at Qatar today, his second in just six days.

Pedrosa, who was leading by 63 points before his crash in Malaysia last weekend, could only manage fourth place today and has seen his advantage reduced to just 26 points, with Stoner's home race at Phillip Island in Australia next on the calendar.

Jorge Lorenzo marked his return to action from a one-race ban with a second-place finish from pole position, whilst Andrea Dovizioso stole the final podium spot with a draught pass on Pedrosa at the line.

250cc top ten – Qatar GP:

1. Stoner (Aprilia)
2. Lorenzo (Honda) +1.566secs
3. Dovizioso (Honda) +2.603secs
4. Pedrosa (Honda) +2.659secs
5. Porto (Aprilia) +4.867secs
6. Aoyama (Honda) +29.971secs
7. Barbera (Honda) +32.708secs
8. Takahashi (Honda) +46.470secs
9. Guintoli (Aprilia) +46.849secs
10. Sekiguchi (Aprilia) +1min 1.682secs

16. Davies (Aprilia) +1min 6.194secs

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Stoner wins, Qatar 250GP Race 2005
Lorenzo, Qatar 250GP Race 2005
Stoner, Qatar 250GP Race 2005
Casey Stoner at Austria test (pic: Ducati)
Rabat running back to the garage, German MotoGP Race 2016
Pedrosa, German MotoGP 2016
Rossi on back of scooter after crashing, Dutch MotoGP. 26th June 2016
Rossi on back of scooter after crashing, Dutch MotoGP. 26th June 2016
Rossi on back of scooter after crashing, Dutch MotoGP. 26th June 2016
Redding, taking a selfie, Dutch MotoGP 2016
Iannone takes out Lorenzo
Lorenzo takes out Iannone
Iannone takes out Lorenzo
Iannone takes out Lorenzo
Rossi`s bike on the back of a truck, Italian MotoGP race 2016
Lorenzo, back wheel in in air, Italian MotoGP 2016
Stoner, Nakamoto, Italian MotoGP 2016
Stoner, Italian MotoGP 2016

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.