Casey Looks Forward To Phillip Island: “A Home Win Would Be A Dream”
There are only three rounds left before the end of the season and the Australian Grand Prix can decide the first title, that of MotoGP. Casey Stoner will have his first chance to become the new king of the class. His team mates, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso will seek the third consecutive victory for the Repsol Honda Team to secure the third place of the overall standings. And in Moto2, Marc MÃƒÂ¡rquez will defend the lead of the intermediate category for the first time this year, after taking it last week in Motegi.
Competing at home and turning 26 this Sunday could become simple anecdotes for Casey Stoner if he is able to score 10 points more than Jorge Lorenzo Ã¢â‚¬â€second in the overall standingsÃ¢â‚¬â€ in this Grand Prix. This result will crown him for the second time in his career as MotoGP World Champion. His statistics in Phillip Island cannot be better. The four consecutive victories he achieved in the last four years mean that this is the track where the Aussie has been more successful in the premiere category.
“Every year I look forward to going to Phillip Island, there are a few tracks I really enjoy, Mugello and Brno being the other tracks so I’m excited to get to there and see how the bike works.
I love coming back home to race in Australia, it’s always a lot of fun and we don’t get to visit so often, as well as the track, the general atmosphere is incredible and I always enjoy the weekend as a whole and the fans are fantastic. Hopefully this weekend we can have a good race, I’m very disappointed after Japan as we knew our potential, I want to go there and win the race, like I wanted to in Japan.
The season has been fantastic so far and we’ll be looking to continue this momentum. If we can top it off with a win in Phillip Island, my home Grand Prix it would be a dream. It will be a long hard weekend, and there is still a lot of work to do to win the Championship, but we’re ready for it”.