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Monday, 4th October 2010
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Australian wins Japan MotoGP

Casey Stoner has won the Japanese Grand Prix on a Ducati motorcycle.

It is the second victory in a row for the former world champion despite his concerns about his motorcycle's setup over the weekend.

Held at the Motegi Twin Ring, Stoner managed to see off challenges from Andrea Dovizioso and current champion Valentino Rossi to take the chequered flag.

"It's obvious the bike really isn't perfect for this track. And to come out and still win this was just awesome for me and for the team and for everybody," said Stoner.

He added: "This was one of my most memorable wins."

There are now only four races left in this year's championship and current leader Jorge Lorenzo could claim the title if he manages to secure a strong finish in next week's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Japan welcomes the F1 circus on Friday as the championship heads to the Suzuka circuit in Mie Prefecture.

Written by Susan Ballion.