Stoner eyes 2011 repeat
Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner hopes this weekend's race at Silverstone will be a repeat of last year's event where he a recorded a dominant victory.
Three top riders crashed out on the Silverstone circuit, but the Australian kept his head in the wet to record a 15.159sec victory over Andrea Dovizioso.
That victory was the Australian's third on the trot and propelled him to the lead of the world championship race, a lead he wouldn't relinquish for the rest of the season.
"I'm definitely looking forward to going to Silverstone, it's a track that I really do enjoy," the 26-year-old said.
"I wish that we still went through the old part of the track. Unfortunately we don't go through there now and the new section is very, very tight. The rest of the track is fantastic though; it's fast and makes the heart beat very quick."
Stoner's Honda has been battling with chatter throughout the season, but the Australian believes his team has sorted out some of the problems during Monday's Catalunya test.
"The Monday test in Catalunya was a positive step for us, but we're still far from perfect. We definitely made some progress with reducing the chatter, but we will have to wait until we get on track on Friday to see if what we found also works at Silverstone," he explained.
"Again, we'll be hoping for dry weather so we can maximise every minute of track time to prepare for Sunday's race," Stoner concluded.