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3rd: MotoGP Rider of the Year vote

You vote Casey Stoner 3rd in Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year poll
MotoGP Rider of the Year 2012:
3rd Casey Stoner
Your score out of 10: 7.90 (average)

Team: Repsol Honda
Bike: RC213V (factory)
Wins: 5
Podiums: 10
Poles: 5
Fastest Laps: 2
Championship points: 254 (16.9 points per start average)
Championship position: 3rd

Your 2011 Rider of the Year Casey Stoner dropped from first to third in this year's list, matching his position in the final 2012 Championship standings.

Following a dominant run to the 2011 title in his debut season with Repsol Honda, Stoner came into 2012 as favourite to claim back-to-back championships, but was trailing both Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Dani Pedrosa when injury at Indianapolis ended his challenge.

By that stage, we already knew Stoner was in the midst of his last MotoGP season, the two-time champion shocking the paddock with the announcement he was heading for retirement.

Though it's difficult to say whether a fully fit Stoner would have bridged the gap to Lorenzo, the Australian's five wins at least ensured he went out at the top of his game.

Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year vote 2012:
3. Casey Stoner 7.90
4. Cal Crutchlow 7.60
5. Andrea Dovizioso 7.59
6. Stefan Bradl 7.12
7. Aleix Espargaro 6.24
8. Alvaro Bautista 6.10



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WylieCoyote

December 29, 2012 9:19 AM

"MotoGP is boring!" "How stupid was Stoner trying so hard he crashed!" There we have the basic contradiction of the infamous crash.net Stoner bashers. Pedrosa and Lorenzo both deserve to be voted higher but at least Stoner fought to the end.



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