MISANO: Australian Casey Stoner is looking to move a step closer to securing his second world championship title by picking up his eighth win of the season at tomorrow’s San Marino Grand Prix. The 25-year-old has been the stand-out rider of the season winning seven of the 11 Grand Prix to date. He now holds a 44-point lead over reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo at the top. It is enough for Stoner now to play safe and shadow Lorenzo through the final six races.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.