Stoner: Luck favoured Lorenzo in opening races


Following his third victory of the season Casey Stoner levelled the championship standing with Jorge Lorenzo.

The Spaniard was a helpless victim of a first corner crash with Alvaro Bautista and opened the door for Stoner to take full advantage.

Speaking after the race however it seemed that Stoner felt that the luck between the championship rivals was levelling out.

“I think luck has swung his way a couple of times this season,” commented Stoner. “InQatarif we didn’t have arm pump we had the pace over everybody and I was confident of winning that race. InLe Manswe had fantastic pace but unfortunately it was wet.

“So things sort of swung in his direction a couple of times and he made big gains in a short time.”

The Australian however did go on to say that “it’s extremely unfortunate for Jorge and you never want to take back championship points from a crash that wasn’t his fault.”

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