Moto GP: Stoner seals title with Australia win

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Casey Stoner breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after surviving a drama-filled day to claim his second MotoGP championship with his fifth successive Australian Grand Prix victory.

With nearest rival Jorge Lorenzo ruled out of the race with a severely injured finger following a crash in practice, Stoner was a shoo-in to seal the title but had to survive the odd wobble as driving wind and rain sent riders scattering. "Phillip Island doesn't let you go home without a wet session," Stoner said.