(CNN) -- Casey Stoner dominated from pole position to secure his, and Ducati's, first victory of the season in Sunday's Aragon MotoGP in Spain.
The Australian finished over five seconds ahead of Honda rider Dani Pedrosa, who was aiming to secure his third successive MotoGP win of the season.
The second Ducati of American Nicky Hayden overtook world championship leader Jorge Lorenzo on the final lap to snatch third.
Although it was the first time in 14 races that Lorenzo had failed to finish on the podium, the Yamaha rider continues to lead the world championship standings with just five races remaining.
Lorenzo lies on 284 points, 56 points ahead of fellow-Spaniard Pedrosa, with Stoner in third place on 155 points.
Six-time world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy finished sixth and is fourth in the standings on 140 points.
Stoner, the 2007 world champion, told reporters that he was delighted to finally claim his first win since Malaysia last October.
"It's been too long between wins, that's for sure. We started out pretty well this weekend, and we got on with the track. We progressed and got better."