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Stoner takes pole for final home MotoGP

 Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain rides around turn 11 during the first practice session of the Australian MotoGP in Phillip Island,...

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Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain rides around turn 11 during the first practice session of the Australian MotoGP in Phillip Island,...

Casey Stoner will start his final home MotoGP race in pole position for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
Aiming for his sixth successive win at Phillip Island and racing just weeks after surgery on his right ankle, Stoner overcame a crash to clock 1 minute, 29.623 seconds in Saturday's sole qualifying session on the 4.445-kilometer (2.76-mile) circuit.
Stoner, who will retire at the age of 27 at the end of the season, was ahead of Yamaha's championship leader Jorge Lorenzo (1:30.140) and Stoner's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa (1:30.575).
Lorenzo leads Pedrosa by 23 points in the championship going into Sunday's race, with the final race of the season scheduled for Valencia, Spain on Nov. 11 The Spaniards are the only two riders who can win the MotoGP title.


Updated : 2021-04-16 16:30 GMT+08:00