Casey Stoner the new 2011 MotoGP world champion from down under

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Casey Stoner the new 2011 MotoGP world champion from down under
The Australian premier class rider, Casey Stoner became the new MotoGP World Champion for 2011 on his 26th birthday after winning the home event at Phillip Island.
He claimed the victories since the season start in the 2011. After signing a deal with Honda Racing Corporation he joined Repsol Honda team and started to mark his dominancy on the time sheets.
He first tested the Honda RC212V at the Valencia test session. As Stoner left Ducati Team, Valentino Rossi took his place in the Italian team. Rossi teamed with Nicky Hayden.
The Aussie earned his maiden MotoGP title in 2007 with a Ducati Corse machine. With ten wins and four podium finishes, he took the championship title ahead of his current Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Since then he managed to take wins in the season win back his MotoGP title. However, he lost the 2008 championship to Rossi who rode for Yamaha Factory Racing at that time.
He ended his 2008 season as a runner up with six wins and four podium finishes, whereas his then teammate Marco Melandri was able to stand 17th in the championship.
Coming to the 2009 season, he continued his career with the Bologna factory team. This season he welcomed a new teammate Nicky Hayden from Kentucky, USA.
The Kentucky Kid was new on the block whereas Stoner again pushed hard to claim the title. The Aussie rider took the win in the season inaugural event at Losail circuit, Qatar.
Since 2007, he continued to take third consecutive win at the desert venue. Following into the season, he was left struggling due to an unexpected disease that left him with early tiredness. He felt hard to complete the race distance.
However, he struck back and took the win at Italian round in 2008 that took at Mugello. Still he was suffering from the disease and had challenging opponents in face of Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
Later in the 2008 season, he declared to step out of the championship for three rounds, Brno, Indy and Misano events. After being cured, he came back during the season and took second place finish in the Portuguese GP.
He remarked his success return with taking two consecutive wins at Australian GP and Malaysian GP. Unfortunately, he crashed during the warm-up lap in the season finale event at Valencia. This caused him to retire from the race after dominating the race
weekend. Coming to an unpleasant end to his 2009 season he came fourth in the championship.
With a drastic end to his previous season, he continued with Ducati for 2010 MotoGP season. Stoner endured a rough season and lost his winning streak at the Qatar event.
In the 2010 season, his first podium finish was seen at the Netherlands, where he started the race from third position on the grid and finished in the same place.
Following his first podium of the season, he took four more consecutive podium places until the Brno event. He collected his first win at the Aragon and continued to Japan. He also managed to take win at his home ground, Philip Island.
The next season with HRC gave him the best opportunities to dominate the season and he proved his mettle with taking ten wins and six podium finishes that crowned him the unbeatable champion.



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