Casey Stoner has just made sure the 2011 MotoGP world champion, after winning the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (10.16.11). Repsol Honda rider won the race for 27 laps, with a 2.210 second advantage over the Honda Gresini rider Marco Simoncelli.
Additional 25 points in the series to-16 makes the position at the top of the standings while Stoner was overtaken again. With two series remaining, the Australian rider could not be pursued by a Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, who could not perform at the Australian GP. The only rival that could scuttle the Stoner to more quickly become the world champion was sidelined by an accident during warm-up session on Sunday morning, so an injury.
Apart from the absence of Lorenzo, who made the trip Stoner became very slippery to ensure themselves a world champion, rider performance is indeed very intriguing. The proof, before the Australian GP this is it 13 times in a row is always on the podium (a total of 14 and once failed to finish the race due to accidents brushed with Valentino Rossi on the second series in Jerez), and eight-time winner.
So, not a coincidence if the Stoner enhance his success became world champion for the second time in the MotoGP class with a victory at the Circuit Phillip Island, right on the day of birthday-26. Moreover, since 2007, when for the first time this rule the premier class, Stoner always win. That is, in the last five seasons undefeated in the race Stoner in his own home.
Listening to the story of the journey Stoner in the MotoGP class, there is something unique. Of the two titles are won, Stoner always with a new team. He was a successful break-establishment champion teams.
In 2007, Stoner, who a year before plunging into the LCR Honda MotoGP team, making history for the Ducati team and himself, because for the first time they felt the MotoGP world title. In his debut with the team based in Bologna, the direct Stoner made a surprise chalked 10 wins, 14 podiums and five pole positions, so grabbed the world title that had previously been in the grip Nicky Hayden. Ducati had the right won the constructors world championship, after taking it from Honda.
But along the way during the next three seasons after becoming world champion, Stoner and Ducati performance began to decline. They were drowned by Yamaha, which has two formidable rider, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, who in turn became the world champion.
Well, at the end of the 2010 season, Stoner decided to move to the Repsol Honda team. In his debut with the team from Japan's, Stoner again showed very promising performance. He went straight series victory in the 2011 season opener in Qatar.
Had failed on the second series due to fall after brushed with Rossi, who moved from Yamaha to Ducati, Stoner could rise again. He was always on the podium, and culminating in the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (10.16.11), as well as to ensure victory themselves to be world champion. He won the title last season was in the grip Lorenzo.
It became the second world title Stoner in the MotoGP class. The fifth victory in a row at Phillip Island is also to ensure the Honda as constructors champions, although the remaining two series races again. That is, Honda again feel the pleasure became king after the famine crown champion since 2006, and they closed the era of 800cc engine with a proud achievement.
What about next season when the MotoGP switched to 1.000cc machine? Worth the wait, because the competition will be exciting. Because, all the factory teams already preparing from now, including Ducati, who suffered the worst periods in the 2011 season Stoner left this post.
- List of MotoGP championship since 2000
2011 Casey Stoner (Honda) Australia
2010 Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) Spain
2009 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) Italy
2008 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) Italy
2007 Casey Stoner (Ducati) Australia
2006 Nicky Hayden (Honda) United States
2005 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) Italy
2004 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) Italy
2003 Valentino Rossi (Honda) Italian
2002 Valentino Rossi (Honda) Italian
2001 Valentino Rossi (Honda) Italian
2000 Kenny Roberts, Jr.. (Suzuki) United States