MotoGP Rider of the Year 2011:6th Andrea DoviziosoYour score out of 10: 7.07 (average)

Team: Repsol Honda TeamBike: RC212V (factory)Wins: 0Podiums: 7Poles: 0Championship points: 228 (13.4 points per start average)Championship position: 3rd

The first rider to break the 7 out of 10 mark in the Crash.net MotoGP Rider of the Year poll so far, Andrea Dovizioso is nonetheless ranked three places below his championship position.

The Italian finished his fourth MotoGP season a best-yet third in the championship, collecting his highest points score in the process and matching his seven podiums from last season.

Dovizioso also suffered just one DNF but, unlike team-mates Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, didn't win and finished as the top Honda rider in just one race. It is perhaps for that reason that the 2012 Tech 3 Yamaha rider lost ground in the fan-ranking.

Crash.net's MotoGP Rider of the Year 2011:
6. Andrea Dovizioso 7.07
7. Alvaro Bautista 6.81
8. Colin Edwards 6.20
9. Nicky Hayden 6.00
10. Valentino Rossi 5.96

About the vote: Over 79,000 votes were cast during this year's Crash.net MotoGP poll, which asked viewers to award each of the 17 full-time riders a score out of 10.

As well as results, viewers were asked to take into account factors such as machinery specification, performance relative to team-mates, injuries, plus the ability to communicate with fans and promote the sport.

The full 17-rider rundown will be listed after the winner is announced on December 31.

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