7 Nov 2011

Stoner ends season in style

11:25 am on 7 November 2011

The world MotoGP champion Casey Stoner ended has crowned his season with a thrilling late charge to pip Ben Spies and snatch a 10th title of the season at the final round in rainy Valencia.

Stoner, who secured his second MotoGP title at his home event last month, led by 10 seconds at one stage but was overtaken by the American Yamaha rider with around three laps left.

But Stoner seized his chance when Spies went wide on the final turn, and the Australian crossed the line .015 of a second in front.