If other riders are reading this, then look away now. Casey Stoner said to Ducati engineers after his victory at Donington that he could have won it by more.
While he recovered from being 12th into the first corner after a fraught start from 5th on the grid, he led the race in no time. He sat with Edwards, who'd in any other circumstances had gottn his first MotoGP win under his belt. He beat Valentino Rossi in a fair fight, but he hadn't counted on Stoner sitting behind him wondering why the Yamaha wouldn't go any faster.
Stoner pulled past the Texan to get a clear view of things, only to then get caught in a dilemma of whether or not to clear off and get a buffer or conserve his tyres. In the end he bimbled around to win by nearly 12 seconds.
Casey Stoner checks the margin after winning the British Grand Prix for Ducati © DPPI
No. 27 shrugged his shoulders when he came over the line. It was that easy ...