recently asked for your MotoGP star of 2008, from a shortlist of ten riders provided, and - with voting having now closed - the time has come to reveal the results.

During the next ten weekdays, we will be revealing the voting results in reverse order, with the winner being revealed on Wednesday December 3.

More than 54,000 votes were cast for the MotoGP poll. The average score given for each rider was used to produce the final ranking.

MotoGP Star of the Year - ninth place:

Name: Toni EliasTeam: Alice TeamBike: Ducati Desmosedici GP8Wins: 0Podiums: 2Pole Positions: 0Fastest laps: 0Championship points: 92Championship position: 12th

Toni Elias was the only rider other than Casey Stoner to take the Ducati Desmosedici to a podium finish this season, courtesy of consecutive second and third places at Brno and Misano for the Alice Team.

Those results made Elias the first ever satellite Ducati MotoGP rider to take more than one podium finish, and he finished the season with almost double the points of Stoner's factory team-mate Marco Melandri.

However, Toni's next best race result was only seventh place and, perhaps because of that inconsistency, you ranked Elias only slightly above rookie Alex de Angelis on the shortlist of MotoGP stars.

Elias will join de Angelis at Honda Gresini in 2009, the team Elias previously rode for in 2006 and 2007, when he will be aiming to return to race-winning form on a factory RC212V.

9th - Toni Elias10th - Alex de Angelis

Monday: We reach number eight in the MotoGP Star of the Year poll.



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