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Your MotoGP Rider of the Year: 10th

You vote Valentino Rossi 10th in Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll
MotoGP Rider of the Year 2011:
10th Valentino Rossi
Your score out of 10: 5.96 (average)

Team: Ducati Team
Bike: Desmosedici GP11/11.1 (factory)
Wins: 0
Podiums: 1
Poles: 0
Championship points: 139 (8.2 points per start average)
Championship position: 7th

The top ten countdown for Crash.net's 2011 MotoGP Rider of the Year begins with a bang, as former multiple poll winner Valentino Rossi is ranked in just tenth place.

Crash.net viewers gave Rossi an average mark of just 5.96 out of 10 for his debut season at Ducati, which saw the seven time MotoGP champion fail to win a race for the first time in his illustrious grand prix career.

Seventh in the world championship standings with one podium, you clearly felt Rossi should have achieved much more with the various versions of the factory Desmosedici he used during the year.

Although Rossi finished as the top Ducati rider in the championship (and nine of the 14 races he finished), comparisons with the success achieved by the factory's former rider Casey Stoner are sure to have counted against Rossi.

Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year 2011:
10. Valentino Rossi

About the vote: Over 79,000 votes were cast during this year's Crash.net MotoGP poll, which asked viewers to award each of the 17 full-time riders a score out of 10.

As well as results, viewers were asked to take into account factors such as machinery specification, performance relative to team-mates, injuries, plus the ability to communicate with fans and promote the sport.

The full 17-rider rundown will be listed after the winner is announced on December 31.

Do you agree the poll results? If not, why not? Leave your comments below...


Tagged as: Ducati , Valentino Rossi

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iStab

December 22, 2011 4:03 AM

I think the result is better than what he should have acheived. Given his history of 7 world titles and GOAT status...and then bad mouthing Stoner last year. His performance was disgraceful! His fans would have given him 9/10 but what bought him down were the people who arnt suck-holes.

Johnnyoza - Unregistered

December 22, 2011 12:30 PM

Mike Hailwood retired,the sport never died.Agostini retired and the sport never died.Barry Sheene retired and the sport never died.Kevin Scwhantz retired etc etc.All of them were as popular as Rossi is today.To think that the sport will die because Rossi retires is way off the mark



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