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Victorious Stoner delighted with Ducati power

Victorious Stoner delighted with Ducati power

Victory in Qatar may have escaped Valentino Rossi, due to the superb performance of Casey Stoner, but the five time MotoGP World Champion has still started his season in excellent form.

On his first race for Ducati, Casey Stoner today claimed his first MotoGP victory with a superb performance. The Australian's excellent ride was definitely a crucial factor in his maiden win, but one thing that was evident when Stoner finally made a gap between himself and Rossi was the power of the Desmosedici GP7.

"I'm very surprised and impressed with the speeds we could get on the straights," said Stoner. "It really helped me in winning this race, along with the Bridgestone tyres that we were running on. The power in the machine was a pleasant shock."

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