STONER WINS SAN MARINO RACE

MISANO - Casey Stoner's charge towards the MotoGP title continued yesterday when the Australian dominated the San Marino Grand Prix from start to finish.

MISANO - Casey Stoner's charge towards the MotoGP title continued yesterday when the Australian dominated the San Marino Grand Prix from start to finish.

The Ducati rider's eighth victory of the season, his third consecutive win, gave him an 85-point lead over Italy's Valentino Rossi, who retired after his Yamaha's new engine suffered mechanical failure on the fifth lap.

The result makes it possible for Stoner to clinch the championship at the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril on September 16. - Reuters

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