Stoner unfazed by Lorenzo's lead
Casey Stoner is adamant he's not worried about Jorge Lorenzo's 25-point lead in the standings, adamant fortunes can easily change.
Although Stoner had the early lead in Sunday's British GP at the Silverstone circuit, having overtaken Ben Spies, the Honda rider lost out to Lorenzo midway through the 20-lap race.
Once Lorenzo was in the lead the Yamaha rider easily pulled away from Stoner to claim his fourth win of the season by three seconds. Stoner held on for second place ahead of his teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Lorenzo's triumph means he now holds a 25-point advantage in the riders championship over Stoner. The 26-year-old, though, insists he has bigger things to be concerned about.
"It's too early (to worry about the title race)," Stoner said.
"I'm more worried about our pace to be honest. That's the thing that has disappointed me a lot.
"Championships can turn around in one race, definitely the way Jorge is going it isn't going to happen, but one DNF and a win for myself and we're equal on points and its game on again."
Stoner, who is retiring from MotoGP at the end of this season, also conceded he was fortunate not to lose more points having been challenged by Pedrosa in the final stages.
"It could have gone either way and I could have lost a lot more points than we did so I'm happy to have held on for second.
"Things could have gone a lot better too so we've got to turn ourselves around."