Moto GP: Spirited Stoner reigns in Spain

 

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The Independent Online

Casey Stoner held off the challenge of home favourite Jorge Lorenzo to win the Spanish MotoGP in Jerez yesterday.

The reigning champion made a great start from fifth on the grid to take the lead on lap two.

Stoner had to battle as Lorenzo closed in and both riders struggled with tyre wear. But Stoner fought to take his first win of the year, with Dani Pedrosa third and Britain's Cal Crutchlow fourth.

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