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Casey Stoner Cup takes place in World Champion's homeland

Casey Stoner Cup takes place in World Champion's homeland

Although MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner was not in action this past weekend, taking a well earned rest between his Qatar victory and the first European round of the year in Jerez, the Ducati Marlboro rider's name and motorcycle competition once again went together this past weekend.

Although MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner was not in action this past weekend, taking a well earned rest between his Qatar victory and the first European round of the year in Jerez, the Ducati Marlboro rider's name and motorcycle competition once again went together this past weekend.

A youth initiative competition in his native Australia, christened the Casey Stoner Cup, took place on Sunday in the MotoGP star's hometown of Kurri Kurri for the second consecutive year. Classes ranging from 50cc junior competition to 450cc senior action took place over the course of the day-long event, named in recognition of the current premier class titlist and former Kurri Kurri Junior Motorcycle Club member.

Over 120 riders entered the competition, some travelling for as long as 10 hours to participate. Aside from the on-track action, the motorcycle club also had some Stoner memorabilia up for grabs in a prize draw.

Stoner himself returns to action on March 28th, at the opening practice session for the Gran Premio bwin.com de España.

Photo courtesy of All Action Motorsports Photography.

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MotoGP, 2008, Casey Stoner

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