9th - Dani Pedrosa
Average score out of ten: 5.5
6th out of 27
Vote winner in 2012, Dani Pedrosa slumps to his lowest ranking with ninth in this year's Crash.net
MotoGP Star of the Year poll.
The highpoint of Pedrosa's season is easy to spot; the Repsol Honda rider charging through the field to win from eighth on the grid at Misano.
But that success was outnumbered by lowpoints such as his struggle to get near championship winning team-mate Marc Marquez's form on the tough-to-ride RC213V in the new era of Michelin tyres and a single ECU.
Pedrosa's hopes of using the Misano success as a springboard ended when he was injured in a huge practice highside two rounds later at Motegi, forcing him out of the flyaway races.
The good news was that the Spaniard already had a new two-year Repsol Honda contract in his pocket and should be able to count on a much more refined RCV for 2017.
About the vote:
Rather than repeat the riders' championship standings, Crash.net's
MotoGP Star of the Year poll (which began in 2008) expects viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality as much as race results.
Over 70,000 votes were cast for the 2016 poll, with viewers awarding each of this year's participants with a mark out of ten. The average score for each rider was then used to compile the final results.
2016 MotoGP Star of the Year: Results so far
9th Dani Pedrosa
SPA Repsol Honda 5.5
10th Danilo Petrucci
ITA Pramac Ducati 5.19
Full ranking to be revealed alongside the winner.
Dani Pedrosa in the Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll
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