Stoner takes photofinish win for last 2011 GP

Casey Stoner ended his championship year by overtaking Ben Spies down the final straight to win the season-ending Valencia MotoGP today. The world champion, who clinched the title on Oct. 16, finished in 48 minutes, 18.645 seconds. Spies was only 0.015 seconds behind in light rain on the 2.5-mile Comunitat Valenciana Circuit. Stoner split from … [Read the full story]

Marco Simoncelli dies in MotoGP crash

Italian motorcycle rider Marco Simoncelli has died after a crash in the Malaysian MotoGP. He was 24. Simoncelli lost control of his Honda, but his bike regained partial grip and swerved across the track, into the path of American Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi of Italy. Simoncelli’s helmet was ripped off in the incident and … [Read the full story]

Stoner Wins At Home To Clinch Second World Title ‎

Casey Stoner capped a memorable 26th birthday by clinching his second MotoGP title with victory at his home race. Australian Stoner only had to finish in the top six to be crowned champion after Jorge Lorenzo was ruled out of the race with a hand injury suffered in a crash in Sunday morning’s warm-up. But … [Read the full story]

Stoner in top form for Aussie MotoGP

Casey Stoner dominated both practice sessions for the Australian GP on Friday as he closes in on the 2011 MotoGP world championship. The Australian, chasing his fifth straight win at his home race, recorded a best time of 1 minute, 30.475 seconds around the Phillip Island track ahead of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo in 1:30.744 in … [Read the full story]