14 Apr 2009

Stoner pulls the strings as he triumphs in Qatar

7:52 am on 14 April 2009

Australia's 2007 World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner won his third successive Qatar Grand Prix in a race that was held over from Monday because of heavy rain.

Stoner eased home on his Ducati ahead of 2008 reigning champion Valentino Rossi of Italy who was second on a Yamaha while Rossi's team-mate Jorge Lorenzo of Spain was third.