Australian world champion Casey Stoner won the last race of the season, the Valencia MotoGp yesterday edging Ben Spies on the line.

Stoner -- winning his 10th race of the season -- had led for most of the 30-lap race before Spies took the lead with three laps remaining.

However, Stoner showed his battling qualities and regained the lead on the line to deny the American his second win of the campaign in the first race since the tragic death of Marco Simoncelli in Malaysia a fortnight ago.