MotoGP Rider of the Year 2011:
Your score out of 10:
Repsol Honda Team
350 (20.6 points per start average)
After a fantastic first season at Repsol Honda, it is no surprise that Crash.net
viewers voted Casey Stoner as their 2011 MotoGP Rider of the Year.
Stoner won from pole on his RC212V debut in Qatar and went on to dominate the season, claiming more wins, podiums, poles, fastest laps and of course points than any other rider.
The Australian's second world title was also the first for Honda since 2006 and Stoner stood on the podium in every race he finished. The former Ducati world champion's only DNF occurred when he was taken out by a falling Valentino Rossi at Jerez.
The next best Honda rider in the championship standings, team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in third, scored 122 points less than Stoner over the 17 rounds, while factory Ducati replacement Rossi couldn't get close to Stoner's achievements with the Desmosedici.
Stoner won the fan vote with an average score of 8.70 out of 10. Congratulations Casey!
Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year vote 2011:
1. Casey Stoner 8.70
2. Marco Simoncelli
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Ben Spies
5. Dani Pedrosa
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Alvaro Bautista