Casey Stoner and his wife Adriana became proud parents yesterday with the birth of the first child, daughter Alessandra. The baby was born at a local hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the couple lives during the winter months. The news was confirmed by the Repsol Honda team with a brief message through Twitter that said: "We are very happy to announce that Alessandra Stoner was born on the 16th of February at 9:55pm, weighing 2.8 kilos. Both mother and baby are doing well".
The MotoGP World Champion’s first child was born the same day that Valentino Rossi celebrated his 33rd birthday, a coincidence that provoked many comments on the social networks yesterday.
Stoner still has a few days to enjoy his new family, as in two weeks he will travel to Malaysia to participate in the second Test of the pre-season at the Sepang circuit, where the count down to the start of the first race of 2012 continues.