2007 was the first year that Ducati gave the Japanese red faces – because no-one expected the Desmosedici to be so much faster than anything that Honda or Yamaha could throw at it! No-one expected the young Aussie they’d signed (who had yet to win a Grand Prix!) to romp to title victory – but that’s exactly what Casey Stoner did on the bike. Returning to his childhood stomping ground at Donington, he made it his fifth win out of the season’s first eight races.
Stoner and Ducati changed the Motogp game