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Queen's Birthday Honour for Casey Stoner

Former double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has been appointed a 'Member of the Order of Australia (AM)' in the Queen's Birthday honours.

The Australian, who retired from MotoGP at the end of last season, received the honour "For significant service to motorcycle racing".

Stoner was a full time grand prix rider from 2002-2012, claiming 38 of his 45 victories in the premier MotoGP class, where he won world titles for Ducati (2007) and Honda (2011).

The 27-year-old has now turned his attention to V8 touring car racing.

Tagged as: Honda , Ducati , Casey Stoner

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June 11, 2013 4:56 AM
Last Edited 415 days ago

A conversation between HRH and her personal adviser. PA Your majesty I believe a young AUStralian called Casey Stoner really deserves a gong for his services to sport. HRH And what sport would that be. PA motorcycle racing ma'am, he won two WCs. HRH ONLY two we've had British racers who won more WCs than that who received nothing. PA That's correct ma'am but he won a WC on a DUCATI. HRH What is so special about that. PA The reason ma'am is no one else can ride the beast. For two years they had an Italian chap called Rossi on it A former NINE times WC and they paid him a fortune. HRH And tell me how did he do. PA Well ma'am he did get a second and a third, Casey in his 4 year tenure got 23 wins and many podiums, ma'am I believe had Rossi got half of those wins he would have received a Papal knighthood. HRH The Ducati is that hard to ride. PA It is ma'am it's a proper beast. HRH Perhaps we should give him another gong, for bravery above and beyond the call of duty. lol.

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