Sylvain Guintoli says it is an honour to be named the 2014 WSBK Rider of the Year, as voted for by you, the Crash.net readers.

The Frenchman overturned a deficit to Tom Sykes during the final round of the season in Qatar, clinching the title in style with two race wins under the starry skies of the Losail International Circuit.

A popular figure in the World Superbike field, he is also one of the fastest and most consistent having now finished all but one of the last 58 races inside the top ten.

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It is a feat you have duly recognised by awarding an 8.7 average out of ten from thousands of votes cast in this year's poll - an achievement he was thrilled to receive...

"I follow the news on Crash.net and understand the readers are passionate about racing so this is an honour for me. This year was very intense, especially the finish in Qatar and I have raced my heart out! Many thanks to all that voted."

Guintoli takes the #1 plate to PATA Honda for the 2015 World Superbikes season.

The full results can be viewed here.