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Stoner points finger at Desmosedici set-up problems

Stoner points finger at Desmosedici set-up problems

Sunday´s Gran Premio bwin.com de España was a race to forget for reigning World Champion Casey Stoner, as the Australian took his lowest MotoGP placing since joining the Ducati Marlboro team at the start of 2007.

Sunday´s Gran Premio bwin.com de España was a race to forget for reigning World Champion Casey Stoner, as the Australian took his lowest MotoGP placing since joining the Ducati Marlboro team at the start of 2007. The winner of the opening race of the current season in Qatar was never at ease with his Ducati Desmosedici GP8, as evidenced by two run-offs that left him outside the top ten.

`I think that all weekend we´d been a little off the pace. We needed to find something extra and, even for the race, we couldn´t get the set-up right,´ noted Stoner, whose race time was nearly twenty seconds slower than in last year´s Grand Prix.

`Unfortunately we had a little run off-track, but I think that we were able to get up to fifth position.

`Everything seemed to be working reasonably well -nothing special, but enough to get up into fifth- but then when I went to overtake Shinya Nakano he let off my brakes and cut my front wheel off,´ continued the 22 year-old, having placed eleventh in the race and dropping down to fourth place in the World Championship standings.

`We´ve had a bit of bad luck in Jerez, so hopefully we can have a bit better luck in the next one.´

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