Following Jorge Lorenzo’s British Grand Prix victory the Spaniard holds has opened a commanding 25 points championship lead over Casey Stoner.
With six races completed in the season, and 12 remaining, it is far from what had been expected from the reigning world champion but Stoner was keen to stress that it was far too early to view the championship momentum as having swung decisively in Lorenzo’s favour.
“Its too early [to worry about the championship.] I’m more worried about our pace to be honest,” said the 26 year old. “That’s the thing that has disappointed me a lot. Championships can turn around in one race, definitely the way Jorge is going it isn’t going to happen but one DNF and a win for myself and we’re equal on points and its game on again.”
With the Silverstone race weekend having been run in changeable conditions Stoner was keen to stress that second place was a strong result after a difficult practice and qualifying build up to the 20 lap race.
“Today could have gone either way and I could have lost a lot more points than we did so Im happy to have held on for second. Things could have gone a lot better too so we’ve got to turn ourselves around,” concluded the Australian.