Stoner delivers in Jerez

Updated: April 30, 2012


World champion Casey Stoner held off a determined challenge from Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo to claim victory in the second race of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez on Sunday.

Stoner started from the second row after Saturday’s rain-affected qualifying but the Australian Honda rider took advantage of the drier conditions for the race and soon snatched the lead from Spanish team mate Dani Pedrosa.

Lorenzo, another Spaniard who won the season-opener in Qatar and started from pole position again on Sunday, pursued Stoner doggedly but could not find a way past and his challenge faded on the final lap.

1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team 45’33.897
2 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing +0.947
3 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team +2.063
4 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +2.465
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +18.100
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini +21.395
7 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP +28.637
8 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team +28.869
9 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team +34.852
10 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team +35.103
11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing +38.041
12 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar +1’12.728
13 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project +1’18.669
14 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master +1’29.142
15 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens +1’32.478
16 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing +1’40.577
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1 Lap