Australia`s Stoner wins British MotoGP

Updated: Jun 12, 2011, 20:06 PM IST

Silverstone (United Kingdom): Australia`s Casey Stoner replaced Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the MotoGP standings after winning his fourth race of the season in a soggy British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Defending champion Lorenzo succumbed to the horrendous conditions at a wet and windswept Silverstone, sliding off on lap 10 to allow Stoner to move 18 points clear of Lorenzo in the riders` standings after his 150th MotoGP race.

Stoner cruised home with a huge 15-second lead, while Andrea Dovisioso, riding in place of the injured Dani Pedrosa, completed a sweet afternoon for Honda by finishing second. American Colin Edwards took third on a Yamaha.

Bureau Report