Could have been worse
Stoner, who leads the world MotoGP championship, revealed he had power in reserve as he waited for second-place Italian superstar Valentino Rossi to mount a late challenge in Shanghai.
"Yes, I had something in reserve, especially the last six laps," Stoner said.
"I had quite a bit left, the tyres started to grip better with less fuel on board and I think I had some more pace if I needed it against Valentino," he said.
Is it weird in here, or is it just me?