Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Stoner maintains a consistant performance

Stoner maintains a consistant performance

Stoner maintains a consistant performance

With another impressive rookie race performance, Honda LCR rider Casey Stoner finished fourth in British Grand Prix, his sixth top five result in nine races. In a fast and controlled ride from eighth on the grid Stoner, was a part of thrilling late battle with Italian rivals Marco Melandri and Valentino Rossi, joining Kenny Roberts jr.

In an exhausting 30 lap race, Stoner was fourth with 10 laps to go and then moved ahead of Roberts and Melandri and into second position, which he held for two laps. But with fading rear ride Stoner slipped back to fourth, racing right behind close battle between Melandri and Rossi.

Casey Stoner
`I was hoping for a better result but I didn't get the job done. I had a perfect set-up for two days until qualifying, and then again in the race the bike was not reacting the way it was in practice´.

`When I was in front of Marco, Valentino and Kenny couldn't find the rider, the rear end was spinning up. Plus I lost a little bit of fitness and I couldn't brake as hard as normal, so I just eased off and settled for fourth. Towards the end I lost touch and I wasn't close enough to make a pass when Marco and Valentino were fighting each other.

Lucio Cecchinello, Honda LCR Team Manager: `This fourth place is another important result and is another confirmation of the great competitiveness of Casey ad the LCR team. Of course we need to improve our performance a little but considering this is our first season in MotoGP I'm happy´.

MotoGP, 2006, GAS BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Casey Stoner

Other updates you may be interested in ›