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Stoner looking for front fork benefits at Indianapolis

Stoner looking for front fork benefits at Indianapolis

The Ducati Team rider hopes that the front-end solutions tested at Brno will pay dividends at Round 11 this weekend.

Casey Stoner is heading to Indianapolis with high hopes this weekend as he looks to make full use of the positive strides taken at the official test at Brno last week. The Australian tried out a new front fork and some rear-end settings on his Ducati Desmosedici GP10 in an effort to correct some of the issues he has had so far this season, and the results were promising.

Having missed last year’s Indianapolis race due to illness and with a fourth-placed finish in the inaugural event in 2008, Stoner is also eager to push his 2010 campaign on in the 11th round as he continues to search for a first win of the season.

“I'm really looking forward to going back to Indy because it's a circuit where we were in good shape in 2008 despite the crazy weather,” said Stoner of the rain-affected race two years ago. “Unfortunately I wasn't able to race last year but hopefully this time around we can make the most of the work we did in the Brno test, even though we didn't have much time.”

He continued: “We'll start out on Friday with the new front fork because our first impressions of it were good although we still have to decide whether we'll use it for the race. We'll also try some settings on the rear that we managed to get a few laps on at Brno but that also need checking out."

Stoner goes into the race having finished on the podium in the five previous rounds, and currently sits third in the Championship standings on 119 points.

MotoGP, 2010, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Casey Stoner, Ducati Team

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