Stoner Goes Fishing in Australia

Fishing is known to be one of the most relaxing hobbies one can have. And relaxations is exactly what Casey Stoner needs right now in order to get back on his feet and return fully prepared for the MotoGP action at Estoril. Following his strange illness after the Barcelona race earlier this year, the Aussie was forced to miss the rounds at Brno, Indianapolis and Misano in order to undergo a recovery treatment.

As reported by the MotoGP official site, the Ducati Marlboro rider took this time to go back to his hometown in Tamworth, New South Wales, and enjoy some quality time with his family far away from the MotoGP action. And fishing is what he mostly did for fun during this period of time.

I feel I’m getting better up here, and my appetite has really come back. We caught lots of fish, saw huge crocs and amazing bird life. It was just like I expected Top End barra fishing to be,” Stoner was quoted as saying by the Northern Territory News the other day.

Ducati's medical staff put the blame for Stoner's poor physical state on the high level of fatigue possessed by the former world champion. Stoner continued to feel weakened at Assen, Laguna Seca, Sachsenring and Donington – following the race in Catalonia – and, after further investigation by the doctors, was advised to take some two months off racing.

The Portuguese Grand Prix is scheduled for October 4th and will see Stoner rejoin the MotoGP field after 3 grands prix of absence. The Aussie rider has dropped one position in the overall classification, where he is now 7 points behind Honda's Dani Pedrosa.
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