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5th: MotoGP Rider of the Year vote

You vote Andrea Dovizioso 5th in's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll
MotoGP Rider of the Year 2012:
5th Andrea Dovizioso
Your score out of 10: 7.59 (average)

Team: Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Bike: YZR-M1 (satellite)
Wins: 0
Podiums: 6
Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Championship points: 218 (12.1 points per start average)
Championship position: 4th

Andrea Dovizioso arrived at Tech 3 looking to revive his career after being frozen out of Honda's slimmed down factory line-up.

He left as Tech 3's most successful rider - courtesy of six podium finishes and fourth in the championship - and with a factory Ducati contract in his pocket for 2013 and 2014.

Often out-qualified by team-mate Cal Crutchlow, Dovizioso consistently turned the tables on race day, outscoring the Englishman in 13 of the 18 rounds. Dovizioso also had fourth in the standings - as the top satellite rider - wrapped up before the Valencia finale.

Dovizioso rises one place relative to his position in your 2011 Rider of the Year ranking, his average score increasing from 7.07 last year.'s MotoGP Rider of the Year vote 2012:
5. Andrea Dovizioso 7.59
6. Stefan Bradl 7.12
7. Aleix Espargaro 6.24
8. Alvaro Bautista 6.10
9. Randy de Puniet 5.83
10. Nicky Hayden 5.67

Your complete ranking, featuring all full-time 2012 MotoGP riders, will be revealed after the winner is announced on December 31.

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Elton - Unregistered

December 27, 2012 12:18 PM

This pole to me is really about 'did the rider meet or exceed expectations', which is why although Rossi out pointed some riders in this pole he doesn't deserve a spot in the top 10 because he most definately failed to live up to expectations - his own, his fans, his crew, his bosses etc . All would have thought that by his second year on the Duc he would have at least taken some big steps forward. Dovizioso on the other hand arguably deserves to be top 3 based on his 6 podiums as a satellite rider. 5th is definately too low. Would have been interesting to see how he'd have performed on the factory Yam.

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