Stoner breaks Spanish GP jinx

Apr 30, 2012, 07:28 IST | AFP

Australia's defending world champion Casey Stoner won the Spanish MotoGP here yesterday for his first win in the race.

The Honda rider beat home Spain’s 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha while another Spaniard Dani Pedrosa was third on a Honda.

Lorenzo — who was left frustrated in his bid to become the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2001 to win the first two races — retains his lead in the overall standings after winning the race opener in Qatar where Stoner finished third. 

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