Stoner to make 100th MotoGP start

Landmark MotoGP start for Casey Stoner this weekend in Malaysia.
Stoner, Australian MotoGP 2011
Stoner, Australian MotoGP 2011
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Casey Stoner is scheduled to make his 100th MotoGP start in this Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

During his 99 grands prix to date, the newly crowned double world champion has won 32 races, finished on the podium 58 times, taken 33 poles and 27 fastest laps.

Here are some of the highlights and milestones of Stoner's career in the MotoGP class:

Race 1 2006/Spain/Jerez - 6th place
Finishes 6th in his debut race on a MotoGP machine riding a Honda for the LCR team.

Race 2 2006/Qatar/Losail - 5th place
Qualifies on pole in just his second start in MotoGP to become the second youngest rider of all-time to start from pole in the premier-class; the only rider to start from pole at a younger age is Freddie Spencer.

Race 3 2006/Turkey/Istanbul - 2nd place
Finishes on the podium in his third MotoGP start to become the youngest Australian rider to finish on the podium in the premier-class.

Race 6 2006/Italy/Mugello - DNF
Suffers his first race crash riding a MotoGP machine.

Race 17 2007/Qatar/Losail - 1st place
Wins in his first race for Ducati to become the youngest Australian to win in premier-class and also the first Australian rider to win in 125cc, 250cc and premier-class.

Race 22 2007/Italy/Mugello - 4th place
Starts from pole for the first time since joining the Ducati factory team.

Race 23 2007/Catalan/Barcelona - 1st place
With this win in Catalunya Stoner becomes the first rider to win four times in one season on a Ducati.

Race 27 2007/USA/Laguna Seca - 1st place
Wins from pole and topped all 4 practice sessions to become the first non-American rider to win at Laguna Seca in the MotoGP era.

Race 29 2007/San Marino/Misano - 1st place
Wins three successive races for the first time and is the first to do so on a European manufactured bike since Agostini in 1972.

Race 31 2007/Japan/Motegi - 6th place
Becomes the youngest rider to win the premier-class world title since Freddie Spencer in 1983 and the first to win the title on a Ducati.

Race 32 2007/Australia/Phillip Island - 1st place
Wins at home in Australia for the first time.

Race 33 2007/Malaysia/Sepang - 1st place
Takes tenth win of the year.

Race 35 2008/Qatar/Losail - 1st place
Wins the first ever MotoGP race to take place at night under floodlights.

Race 39 2008/France/Le Mans - 16th place
Suffers mechanical problems during the race and fails to score points for first time riding a Ducati.

Race 46 2008/Czech/Brno - DNF
Crashes out of the race on the seventh lap while leading - his first non-finish on a Ducati.

Race 47 2008/San Marino/Misano - DNF
Qualifies on pole for the seventh successive race - the longest sequence of successive poles in the MotoGP era.

Race 53 2009/Qatar/Losail - 1st place
Wins the opening race of year for the third successive season.

Race 57 2009/Italy/Mugello - 1st place
Gives Ducati their first ever premier-class win at the Italian Grand Prix.

Race 78 2010/Aragon - 1st place
Wins the first MotoGP race to be held at the new Aragon circuit.

Race 81 2010/Australia/Phillip Island - 1st place
Wins his home GP at Phillip Island for the fourth successive year. This was Stoner's last win on a Ducati.

Race 83 2010/Valencia/Ricardo Tormo - 2nd place
Qualifies on pole and finishes second on last race for Ducati.

Race 84 2011/Qatar/Losail - 1st place
Qualifies pole and wins first race for the Repsol Honda team.

Race 85 2011/Spain/Jerez - DNF
Is taken out of the race by Rossi - the only non-podium finish since joining the Honda factory team.

Race 89 2011/Great Britain/Silverstone - 1st place
With this win at Silverstone, Stoner is the first Honda rider to win three successive MotoGP races since Rossi in 2003. This win gives him the lead in the world championship classification.

Race 93 2011/USA/Laguna Seca - 1st place
Wins for the 5th time in 2011 - the highest number of wins by a Honda rider during the 800cc era of MotoGP.

Race 98 2011/Japan/Motegi - 3rd place
Starts on pole for the tenth time in 2011 - a new record for most pole positions in a season during the MotoGP era.

Race 99 2011/Australia/Phiilip Island - 1st place
Qualifies on pole for the eleventh time in 2011, wins race and second world title.

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