MotoGP »'s Top 10 MotoGP stories of 2012

A look back at the ten most read MotoGP news stories from the 2012 season on
2012 may not have been a stunning year for on-track MotoGP action, but there were plenty of off-track moments to capture your interest - most involving Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and Ben Spies.

These were the top ten most read MotoGP stories on last year...

1. Yamaha confirm Valentino Rossi's return - 10 August
Yamaha has confirmed that Valentino Rossi will return to its factory MotoGP team to race alongside Jorge Lorenzo for the 2013 and 2014 seasons...

2. Ben Spies to leave Yamaha MotoGP team - 25 July
Ben Spies has announced that he will be leaving the Factory Yamaha MotoGP team at the end of this season...

3. Casey Stoner: Why I'm leaving MotoGP - 18 May
After reading a statement announcing the shock news that he will retire from MotoGP at the end of this season, reigning double world champion Casey Stoner gave more details as to why he wants to quit grand prix racing at the age of just 26...

4. Stoner: Rossi has 'done nothing but complain' - 15 August
Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has given a damning assessment of Valentino Rossi's time at Ducati...

5. Ben Spies reveals tension with Yamaha - 20 August
Ben Spies, who announced via the internet that he was leaving Yamaha on the eve of last month's US MotoGP, has revealed behind-the-scenes tension with a senior member of the company...

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Rossi, bike, Valencia MotoGP Test 2012
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Andrea Iannone at Austria test (pic: Ducati)
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Rossi, German MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, Crutchlow, Dovizioso checking tyres, bike swap, German MotoGP Race 2016
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Rossi, German MotoGP Race 2016
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Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, German MotoGP Race 2016
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2016
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2016
Lorenzo, German MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, German MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, German MotoGP Race 2016

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burningROAD - Unregistered

January 06, 2013 1:48 PM

Vale continuing with motogp is greater story than Stoner quitting motogp. His retirement story so low shows nobody cares about Stoner. People only love to see Vale win and celebrate. Forza Vale 2013 WORLD CHAMPION.

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