Stoner Takes Indianapolis MotoGP Title and Leaps To the Top of the Standings

Casey Stoner is on top of the MotoGP standings once again as he took took the title, his seventh of the season, at the Indianapolis MotoGP and set a new lap record along the way.

The new circuit record, a blistering 1’38.850 lap, was set during qualifying for the priemier US event, and Stoner went on to set the fastest race lap record of 1’39.807.

The win was Stoner’s seventh of the season – and third consecutive win in a row – after the Australian rider took the titles at Laguna Seca and Brno.

The race was tough, conditions were very hot and the track surface a little more slippery than practice and qualifying which made things difficult to know how much to push

- Casey Stoner

Dani Pedrosa finished second behind Stoner and took the early lead in the 26 lap race, but Stoner passed him on lap seven while Pedrosa maintained second position until the finish.

Stoner now leads the MotoGP Championship standings with a total of 243 points and that represents a 44 point margin over Lorenzo), with Andrea Dovizioso in 3rd position on 174 points and Dani Pedrosa, 4th position with 130 points.

“The race was tough, conditions were very hot and the track surface a little more slippery than practice and qualifying which made things difficult to know how much to push,” Stoner said. “At one point, I closed the front and dropped the bike on my knee, I was pretty much down but managed to pick it back up and not lose too much confidence. Under challenging track conditions everything has worked really well this weekend.”

RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

MotoGP Race Classification 2011 

Indianapolis, Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12527Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda151.146’52.786
22026Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda150.8+4.828
31611Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha150.5+10.603
4131Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha150.2+16.576
5114Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda150.2+17.202
61019Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki149.5+30.447
795Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha149.0+39.690
8814Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati148.3+53.416
977Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda148.3+53.790
10646Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati148.2+55.345
11535Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha148.1+57.184
12458Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda147.9+1’00.141
13324Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda147.8+1’02.169
14269Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati138.02 Laps
Not Classified
8Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati148.31 Lap
17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati146.28 Laps
65Loris CAPIROSSIITAPramac Racing TeamDucati145.612 Laps

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