Oakley star Casey Stoner made a perfect start to his 2011 MotoGP campaign on Sunday by winning the first race of the season in Qatar. The Australian pocket rocket and 2007 World Champion dominated the practice and qualifying sessions and powered through to a commanding floodlit victory for Honda, 3.44 seconds ahead of defending World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
Stoner was seen over the weekend wearing his trademark Oakley Scalpel sunglasses, albeit a custom designed version featuring an Orange O icon to match his Honda team colours.
You can still pick up the Oakley Scalpel – Casey Stoner Signature Series Ducati Sunglasses (below) but for how much longer we don’t know, so you might want to snap these up pretty quickly.
Oakley is a major sponsor of the MotoGP series and provides sunglasses for many of the riders as you can see in our previous blog post Oakley Sunglasses and the MotoGP Series. Oakley have even created a whole range of Ducati Signature Series Sunglasses, so if you’re not a fan of the Scalpels above (as worn by Casey Stoner), then you’ll be sure to find another model more to your style.
I know its early days yet, but Casey Stoner is our pick for the MotoGP Championship this year. It’s great to have some motorsport back on the tellybox after a long cold winter, we are quivering with anticipation now for the start of the new Formula 1 season in good old Melbourne, Australia this coming weekend. Can’t wait.
View the race results and report on BBC News