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3rd: MotoGP Rider of the Year vote

You vote Casey Stoner 3rd in'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.'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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Motocorsaro - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 9:35 AM

Casey had the ever-consistent Lorenzo again to beat and a now a truly impressive Pedrsa. That turn at Indianapolis claimed a few scalps - and Casey came of worse with the bike landing with enough force to shatter the back wheel. A truly gritty race performance followed in the race, but from then on the championship was realistically gone for Casey. A truly gifted and exciting rider to watch - if not the darling of the media. You'll be missed. Good luck in whatever you do and thanks for the show!

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