The Australian celebrating his 25th Birthday at Phillip Island gave himself the perfect birthday gift by nailing pole for the 25th time in his career. Phillip Island is well known for the changing weather conditions has proven to be very difficult so far this weekend. Stoner was able to make the most out of the conditions and pull a pole out of his bag of tricks. Let’s see what the weather will deliver to the MotoGP grid for the race tomorrow.
CASEY STONER (Ducati Team) 1st – 1’30.107
“I always seem to celebrate my birthday here at Phillip Island but I guess there are worse places to be! We have had virtually every single condition you could imagine thrown at us this weekend so we’ll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow before we make any decisions on set-up but so far I think we have done the best possible job in every condition. I’m quite happy with the setting in the wet even though we haven’t had a fully wet session, which made it difficult to get a good reading from the bike. We have had two good sessions today, making progress in the last half an hour of this morning and another big step again in the last half hour of the afternoon. With the last two soft tyres I was able to make a substantial improvement to the lap time and we’re in the best possible position for tomorrow so I’m pretty happy so far.”