Casey Stoner is certainly the the man to beat in 2012. He’s the current World Champion and he is experiencing the best form of his career, not only on track but also on a personal level. Casey, married and inseparable to Adriana since 2007, returns to the track to defend his title in MotoGP and celebrated becoming a father in February.
The Australian rider enjoyed a spectacular 2011 season after returning to the Honda family to be a part of the factory team after having spent four very impressive seasons with Ducati Corse, where he won the 2007 World Championship. However, his second MotoGP World title has been even more impressive with 16 podiums in 17 races, 12 pole positions (a record in a single season, matching Mick Doohan), 10 victories and 7 fastest laps. Stoner made his name in Ducati in 2007, giving the Italian manufacturer its first and only world title and has already etched his name in the history books in his first season with Honda, winning their first and only 800cc title in 2011.
Stoner poses with 2012 RC213V
2003 8th 125cc World Championship
2004 5th 125cc World Championship
2005 2nd 250cc World Championship
2006 MotoGP World Champion
2007 2nd MotoGP World Championship
2008 2nd MotoGP World Championship
2009 4th MotoGP World Championship
2010 4th MotoGP World Championship
2011 MotoGP World Champion