Casey Stoner and wife Adriana welcomed their first child today, a girl named Alessandra. With speculation about the announcement going on all day (on Valentino Rossi’s birthday no less), the news became official when HRC confirmed the new arrival to the Stoner family. “We are very happy to announce Alessandra Stoner was born on the 16/02/2012 at 21:55 weighing 2.8kg [6.17 lbs],” tweeted the team. “Mum & baby are both doing well!”
The reigning MotoGP World Champion, who recently posted the fastest time at the first pre-season test in Sepang, was with the new mom for the birth in Switzerland, as the family lives in Europe during the racing season. Stoner and the much of the rest of the MotoGP field return to Sepang for a second test starting February 28th. Asphalt & Rubber sends our best wishes to Casey & Adriana, and welcome Alessandra to the MotoGP family.