3rd - Andrea Dovizioso Average score out of ten: 7.0 Team: Ducati Team Bike: Desmosedici (Factory) Wins: 0 Podiums: 2 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 0 Championship points: 187 Championship position: 5th out of 27

After a solid first year with Ducati, Andrea Dovizioso made the step up in performance befitting of the improved GP14, overseen by highly-rated new team principal Gigi Dall'Igna.

Though much can be said of the benefits Ducati received on the back of new technical concessions, Dovizioso was nonetheless the firm's standout performer in 2014. The Italin took full advantage of what was available to him by proving particularly fast over a single lap - culminating in Ducati's first pole since 2010 - but also scored his first two Ducati podiums.

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Dovizioso pulled in 47 more points than during his debut season at Ducati and was a massive 85 points clear of the next best Desmosedici rider, Andrea Iannone, in this year's final standings.

Furthermore, Dovizioso has failed to finish just three races in the last four seasons... a remarkable achievement in its own right. You saluted Dovizioso's 2014 efforts with his best ever ranking in the MotoGP Star of the Year poll.

About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' World Championship standings, the MotoGP Star of the Year poll asks viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results.

Over 50,000 votes were cast for the 2014 Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll, where viewers awarded each of this year's full-time participants - only Colin Edwards, who retired during the season, was not included - with a mark out of ten.

2014 MotoGP Star of the Year: Results so far 3rd Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team 7.0 4th Aleix Espargaro SPA Forward Yamaha 6.9 5th Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Ducati 6.8 6th Jorge Lorenzo SPA Movistar Yamaha 6.7 7th Pol Espargaro SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 6.3 8th Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda 6.2 9th Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini 6.1 10th Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 5.7 Full ranking featuring all 22 full-season riders to be revealed after the winner is announced.

Andrea Dovizioso in the Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll MotoGP Star of the Year 2013: 11th MotoGP Star of the Year 2012: 5th MotoGP Star of the Year 2011: 6th MotoGP Star of the Year 2010: 6th MotoGP Star of the Year 2009: 7th MotoGP Star of the Year 2008: 4th