10th - Andrea Dovizioso Average score out of ten: 5.9 Team: Ducati Team Bike: Desmosedici GP15 (Factory) Wins: 0 Podiums: 5 Poles: 1 Fastest Laps: 0 Championship points: 162 Championship position: 7th out of 28

Andrea Dovizioso opens the top ten countdown for your MotoGP Star of the Year vote, the Italian slipping seven places relative to last year's ranking.

Dovizioso gave Gigi Dall'Igna's new GP15 a stunning debut by finishing just 0.174s from what would have been the factory's first victory since 2010, in the Qatar season opener.

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By round five, Dovi had continued the momentum to notch up three second places and a third, enough to be talked about as a potential title contender.

Yet Dovizioso would be seen just once more on the rostrum during the remaining 13 rounds, in the wet at Silverstone. While Yamaha and Honda upped their game, the balance of power in the Ducati garage also swung from Dovizioso to team-mate Andrea Iannone as the #4 spoke increasingly of braking issues.

A rider famous for his lack of mistakes, Dovizioso failed to score in four events and eventually slipped to seventh in the final standings, two places lower than last season and with 25 less points.

About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' World Championship standings, the MotoGP Star of the Year poll expects 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 100,000 votes were cast for the 2015 Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll, where viewers awarding each of this year's participants with a mark out of ten.

Andrea Dovizioso in the Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll MotoGP Star of the Year 2014: 3rd 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