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MotoGP Rider of the Year vote: 2nd

30 December 2012

MotoGP Rider of the Year 2012:
2nd Jorge Lorenzo
Your score out of 10: 8.57 (average)

Team: Yamaha Factory Racing
Bike: YZR-M1 (factory)
Wins: 6
Podiums: 16
Poles: 7
Fastest Laps: 5
Championship points: 350 (19.4 points per start average)
Championship position: 1st

MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo is classified second in your 2012 Rider of the Year poll - despite the Spaniard's average score of 8.57 beating the 8.3 rating with which he won the 2010 vote, after claiming his first premier-class crown.

No other Yamaha rider got close to matching Lorenzo's performances this season - the #99 finishing as the top M1 rider in 16 of the 18 races.

Whenever he reached the chequered flag Lorenzo was no lower than second, winning six times, although he spent much of the second half of the season soaking up mounting pressure from Honda rival Dani Pedrosa.

Of Lorenzo's two non-scores, one was due to a mistake from Alvaro Bautista at Assen, with Lorenzo's only race error occurring in the Valencia finale, after he had secured the title.

Lorenzo and the poll winner were a clear cut above the rest in terms of your 2012 Rider of the Year vote.

Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year vote 2012:
2. Jorge Lorenzo 8.57
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
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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