2011 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner

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2011 MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner

I remember writing about this story ‘Casey Stoner Under 2-minute Lap at Sepang Breaks 12 Years Lap Record‘ for test ride of the machine in Sepang before the 2011 MotoGP even started and that is one of the few story that I wrote about MotoGP. Now Casey Stoner has proven that Honda RC212V is really a good machine.

Some facts about Casey Stoner’s achievement

– Casey Stoner is the first Honda rider to win the MotoGP title during the 800cc era of MotoGP.

– Stoner last won the MotoGP championship in 2007 and in winning the title this year becomes the first rider to regain the premier class world title after a three year gap.

– He has been on pole 11 times during 2011, which is a new record for most poles in one season in the MotoGP four-stroke era.

– He becomes only the fifth rider to win the premier class title on motorcycles from two different manufacturers. The other riders to have done this are Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi, Geoff Duke and Eddie Lawson.

– Casey Stoner has 32 career victories in MotoGP, placing him fifth in the all-time premier-class Grand Prix winners list, after Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan and Mike Hailwood.

One more info: Lorenzo will miss the Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP.

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