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MotoGP, Stoner: Iannone took a risk, I'd have chosen the hard tyre

The Australian confirms: "It's a team win, but now we need to work on the chassis and balance"

Stoner: Iannone took a risk, I'd have chosen the hard tyre


On the Sunday of Ducati's win, Casey Stoner was also on hand in the garage. We saw him watching the two Andreas, alongside Gigi Dall'Igna over the entire weekend, listening to both riders' feedback. In the end he too celebrated the result together with the team, because he has also contributed to this success. It was Stoner who last won with the Ducati, in 2010 at Phillip Island.

What is the mood?

"I think this was a fantastic race for the entire team. This win is clearly down to the great work carried out over the season, and in which everyone has played their part. The bike has definitely improved a lot in recent years and this is proof of that.”

How much of a part has Stoner played in this?

“I think it's difficult to say, everyone has contributed in different ways. I think I've contributed my knowledge, perhaps offering a different direction with respect to the past”.

Iannone opted for the soft. Would you have done the same?

To be honest no, I'd have gone with the hard tyre. Today it was risky to use the soft rather than the hard. The decision paid off, seeing as the tyres worked very well.”

After this success, where else can Ducati achieve a win?

“I don't know, now it's important to work on the chassis to improve and achieve better bike balance. We need to take a step forward in terms of corner entry and continue to be strong along the straight.”

Translated by Heather Watson

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