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Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner has consistently run at the front of the pack since his move to MotoGP, making Stoner a rider to watch in Grand Prix racing.


Casey Stoner
Rider: Casey Stoner
Nickname: Stoner, Crashy Stoner, Scary Stoner
Born:October 16, 1985 in Southport, Queensland
Nationality:Australian
Status:Retired
Machine: (#27)
Between the ages of six and fourteen Casey Stoner won 41 Australian dirt and long track titles and over 70 State titles. After his 14th birthday his family moved to England to take advantage of the younger legal road racing age, a decision that would soon catapult the rider into the professional limelight.

In 2006 20-year-old Stoner joined the MotoGP Championship after racking up wins in the 250 and 125 brackets. His rookie season for LCR Honda included a second-place podium finish and a pole-position victory. That was the good news. The bad news came when Stoner developed a penchant for crashing his machinery. Stoner's DNF's didn't stop him from finishing a very respectable eighth in the title chase, however.

In 2007 Stoner joined the Ducati Marlboro Team. Aside from stepping up to a factory- supported Desmosedici GP7, he also benefited from new tires (Bridgestone instead of Michelin) and the advice of his veteran teammate, Loris Capirossi. On March 10, 2007, at the Losail International Circuit in
Now that hes got his first career MotoGP victory out of the way  Stoner might find out he likes being atop the podium. - Qatar
Stoner captures his first career victory at Qatar with his new Ducati team. It was a good start to 2007 and a sign of where he would be at the end of the season.
Qatar, Stoner won the first grand prix of the season, the first ever 800cc grand prix, and had his first win in the MotoGP class. After that the young Australian took nine more wins, four podium finishes and five pole positions. On September 23rd in Japan Stoner secured Ducati’s first MotoGP World Championship, becoming the first rider in more than 30 years to win the MotoGP title on a European made bike. He was also the second youngest premier-class World Champion after American legend, Freddie Spencer, who won his title in 1983 and at the time was 84 days younger than 21-year-old Stoner. The Aussie even made Valentino Rossi look inept - an unthinkable situation heading into the '07 season.

The following year Stoner set out to defend his title and began his quest with a fantastic victory in the first GP held at night in Qatar. However, this was followed by a series of highs and lows which saw him lose ground. Nevertheless, Stoner continued to work with his team until a breakthrough came during tests following the Catalunya GP, when Ducati technicians identified
Casey Stoner led a start to finish victory in Australia to take his third win of the 2010 season.
In 2010 Stoner struggled with his bike, but toward the end of the season he landed thee wins and finished fourth overall.
a method to maximize the potential of the GP8. Three consecutive victories followed in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. But then disappointment followed with two falls at Brno and Misano, and a physical injury which caused the reopening of an old fracture to his left wrist. As a result the defense of his title seemed out of question. Improvement towards the end of the season with two podiums and another two wins meant that Stoner closed the season in second overall.

In 2009 Stoner campaigned the Ducati to four wins and eight podiums, but sat out races at the end of the year due to fatigue and a mysterious illness. With the title out of reach, Stoner returned to end the year fourth in the championship.

During the early half of the 2010 season Stoner struggled with his Desmosedici. The Aussie secured his first podium of the season at Assen, and afterwards Stoner saw much improvement. His first of three wins in '10 took place at Aragon, and ultimately Stoner finished the series in fourth.

The 2011 season marked Stoner's return to Honda, this time with the HRC factory backed Repsol squad. The 2011 campaign was a return to Stoner's dominating 2007 form, the Australian cruising to his second career title.

Stoner continued with Repsol through the 2012 season, riding the now 1000cc RC213V. Battling for his third premier class title, Stoner shocked the paddock at Le Mans with news of his retirement at the end of the season.
 
Casey Stoner Career History
2012 - 3rd MotoGP - Honda
2011 - 1st MotoGP - Honda
2010 - 4th MotoGP - Ducati
2009 - 4th MotoGP - Ducati
2008 - 2nd MotoGP - Ducati
2007 - 1st MotoGP - Ducati
2006 - 8th MotoGP - Honda
2005 - 2nd 250 MotoGP - Aprilia
2004 - 5th 125 MotoGP - KTM
2003 - 8th 125 MotoGP - Aprilia
2002 - 12th 250 MotoGP - Aprilia
2001 - 2nd 125 UK Series - Honda
2001 - 2nd 125 Spanish Series - Honda
2000 - 1st Aprilia Challange UK - Aprilia

Casey Stoner News & Articles
Casey Stoner Announces Move to V8 Supercars
Monday, January 28, 2013
Former MotoGP star Casey Stoner joins the V8 Supercar ranks, contesting the 2013 Dunlop Series for Red Bull and Triple Eight Racing in Australia.
Casey Stoner Named 20th MotoGP Legend
Monday, November 12, 2012
Casey Stoner was named the 20th MotoGP Legend after his final professional race at Valencia. He joins the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and Mike Hailwood among many others.
Casey Stoner Bows Out with Valencia Podium
Monday, November 12, 2012
Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner walked away from Grand Prix racing with a final podium at Valencia.
Stoner Makes It Super Six at Phillip Island
Monday, October 29, 2012
Casey Stoner’s swan song at his home Australian circuit sees the reigning MotoGP champion completely dominant at Phillip Island.
Stoner Tires During Motegi Return
Monday, October 15, 2012
Reigning MotoGP champ Casey Stoner marked his return from injury with a fifth-place result at Motegi, but lacked the strength to challenge the leaders.
Casey Stoner Undergoes Ankle Surgery
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Casey Stoner goes under the knife to repair damage incurred at the Indianapolis GP in his native Australia, with his return date uncertain.
Pedrosa Jubilant  Stoner Frustrated at Brno
Monday, August 27, 2012
HRC riders found wildly different fates at Brno, with Dani Pedrosa taking a critical victory and closing the title gap, while reigning champion Casey Stoner has to concede his title hopes due to injury.
Stoner to Miss Brno with Ankle Surgery
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner will not participate in the upcoming MotoGP race at Brno after doctors advised him to get ankle surgery.
Stoner Loses Ground in Italy  Critiques CRT
Monday, July 16, 2012
Casey Stoner lost more ground in his title defense at Mugello, with the Australian also sounding off on the CRT performance disparities after an incident in practice.
Assen MotoGP: Stoner Leads Repsol 1-2
Monday, July 02, 2012
Casey Stoner led the victory 1-2 Repsol Honda charge, as the Australian outlasted teammate Dani Pedrosa for the win. But our Insider reports the reigning champ’s weekend was far from easy.
Hondas Silverstone Pace Worries Stoner
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The MotoGP momentum has turned from Casey Stoner to his rival Jorge Lorenzo, with three consecutive defeats the Repsol Honda rider is worried over the RC213V’s pace.
Le Mans Insider: Stoner Shocks Paddock
Monday, May 21, 2012
Our MotoGP Insider reports on the stunning news conference that announced Casey Stoner’s planned retirement from racing – and the subsequent reaction in the MotoGP paddock.
Casey Stoner - A Personal Appreciation
Monday, May 21, 2012
Casey Stoner’s retirement announcement shocked the MotoGP world, including our man Melling – who examines the Australian’s decision with his Single Track Mind.
Casey Stoner Announces MotoGP Retirement
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Casey Stoner shocks the Grand Prix racing world by announcing his retirement from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season.
2012 Pre-Season Interview with Casey Stoner
Monday, February 06, 2012
Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner prepares for his second season with Repsol Honda onboard the 1000cc RC213V.
Casey Stoner Wins Drag Race to Finish
Monday, November 07, 2011
Casey Stoner begins and ends the 800cc MotoGP era with a win over factory Yamaha following a tense stand-off with Ben Spies at the finish line.
Stoner and Rossi Critical of Marquez Incident
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MotoGP’s most decorated active riders, Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner, weigh in on the actions of rising Moto2 star, Marc Marquez, and his alarming qualifying collision at Phillip Island.
Casey Stoner Reflects on 2011 MotoGP Title
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Our MotoGP Insider gets the word from Casey Stoner on the challenges of his title-winning victory at Phillip Island and bookending the 800cc era as GP champion.
Misano MotoGP: Stoner Suffers from Fatigue
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Casey Stoner blames chronic fatigue for preventing him from challenging for his eighth victory in the 2011 MotoGP Championship during the Misano race.
Casey Stoner Continues 1000cc MotoGP Test
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
With windy conditions and temperatures a little cooler than yesterday, Casey Stoner ran 25 laps without any issues to complete his testing of the 2012 Honda 1000cc GP prototype.
Stoner Tests Honda 1000cc GP Bike at Jerez
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
With a two week break before the Grand Prix of Catalunya, Repsol Honda returned to the track in Jerez with Le Mans GP winner Casey Stoner aboard the 2012 Honda 1000cc prototype.
GP Insider: Stoner Dominates Le Mans
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Simoncelli/Pedrosa controversy dominates MotoGP news from Le Mans, but Casey Stoner had quite a weekend as well. Winning, punching riders and speaking his mind. Our Insider delivers.
Estoril GP Insider: Stoner Weighs In
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Following a proposal to introduce a combined bike and rider minimum weight limit in MotoGP, Casey Stoner defends his teammate, Dani Pedrosa. All this and more in the 2011 Estoril MotoGP insider.
Repsol Honda Confirms Three Riders for 11
Monday, November 08, 2010
Repsol and Honda will re-unite once again to feature a three-rider team for the 2011 MotoGP Championship, including Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner.
Stoner to Honda for 2011 MotoGP
Friday, July 09, 2010
The big pieces of the 2011 MotoGP rider puzzle begin to fall into place, with Casey Stoner’s rumored move from Ducati to Honda confirmed.
Hayden Keeps 2010 Ducati MotoGP Ride
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Ducati Corse is hereby pleased to announce that Nicky Hayden will sign a one year extension to his current agreement and will line up alongside Casey Stoner in the Ducati Marlboro Team for 2010.
MotoGP: Casey Stoner Out for 3 Rounds
Monday, August 10, 2009
Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner will sit out the next three rounds of MotoGP, including the upcoming Czech Republic Grand Prix, in an effort to recuperate from a fatiguing ailment.
Stoner on Top Day 3 of MotoGP Qatar Test
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The times are faster but the leader is still the same as Day 3 of the MotoGP Qatar test ends with Stoner one second ahead of the next fastest time.
Stoner and Hayden Unveil GP9 Livery
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden today unveiled the new livery of the Desmosedici GP9
Wrooom Ducati MotoGP Racing
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The Wrooom - MotoGP Press Ski Meeting 2009 got underway in the best manner possible on Monday, with both Casey Stoner and his new teammate Nicky Hayden, making his debut in Ducati Marlboro Team colors.
Hayden Tests Ducati at Jerez
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Nick the Quick tests the Ducati while Stoner rehabs at Jerez.
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Casey Stoner Stats
Casey Stoner
Casey Stoner - Statistics:
Between his very first race win at the age of nine and the age of fourteen, Stoner won 41 dirt and long track titles and 70 state titles.

Casey Stoner finished the 2008 season as runner-up to Rossi with 280 points, the highest amount of points ever gained without taking the title at that time.

Stoner's championship win in 2007 was the first title for Ducati in MotoGP.
Stoner's worst finish of the 2007 MotoGP season was 6th place at Motegi, which was all he needed to capture the title.
Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Sete Gibernau are the only four racers to have won the Qatar MotoGP round.
Stoner captured the first win and title of the 800cc era in 2007 and the last in 2011
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