16 Jul 2009

Stoner to race in Germany despite illness

6:45 am on 16 July 2009

The Australian MotoGP rider Casey Stoner is suffering from mild anemia and gastritis but will race in Germany this weekend, according to the 2007 champion's Ducati team.

Stoner, who overcame sickness to win at the Sachsenring last year, has undergone a series of medical tests in the United States this month after complaining of a mystery illness that left him fatigued and dizzy after races.

Stoner is currently third in the championship, 16 points behind Italian leader Valentino Rossi and seven adrift of Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.