28 Facts About Casey Stoner

1. On 10 June 2013, Casey Stoner was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to motorcycle racing.

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2. Casey Stoner was named the 2008 Young Australian of the Year for his 2007 MotoGP performance.

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3. Casey Stoner finished the final day of testing with the 5th-best time overall.

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4. Casey Stoner participated in the official pre-season tests at Malaysia and was the fastest Ducati rider on the grid.

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5. Casey Stoner offered to fill in for Pedrosa for these two events.

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6. Casey Stoner renewed his contract again in 2015 for another season of test riding through to January 1, 2016.

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7. In 2013, Casey Stoner signed with Honda as a test rider to aid in the development of new machinery on a limited basis through to the end of the 2014 season.

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8. Casey Stoner finished the season 18th in the standings with 704 points.

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9. Casey Stoner would race in the second tier Dunlop V8 Supercar Series for the 2013 season.

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10. Casey Stoner showed signs of feeling under-appreciated by the general public.

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11. Casey Stoner finished fourth in the race, 2.5 seconds behind third-placed Andrea Dovizioso.

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12. Casey Stoner won the Dutch TT at Assen to move back level on points with Lorenzo, who was taken-out by Alvaro Bautista on the first lap.

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13. Casey Stoner won the World Championship for the second time at his home round at Phillip Island, Australia.

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14. Casey Stoner added victories at Silverstone in damp conditions, and Laguna Seca, to hold a 20-point lead over Jorge Lorenzo with eight races to go in the season.

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15. Casey Stoner won three out of the first five rounds of the season, with victories in Le Mans and Catalunya to add to his Qatar victory.

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16. Casey Stoner eventually finished fourth in the riders' championship .

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17. Casey Stoner crashed out of round 3 at Le Mans, this time attributing the crash to the front of the bike unloading when not running at maximum pace.

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18. Casey Stoner opened the 2008 season with a victory at Qatar, before a run of two races without a podium.

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19. Casey Stoner was named Young Australian of the Year for his 2007 performance.

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20. Casey Stoner secured a ride with the Factory Ducati Team for the 2007 season, joining Loris Capirossi on the new 800cc Ducati Desmosedici GP7.

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21. Casey Stoner was leading the race until he was overtaken on the final corner by Marco Melandri.

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22. Casey Stoner finished in 8th position in the championship, with his best result being a 2nd place at the Turkish Grand Prix.

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23. Casey Stoner competed in his first race when he was four years old, in an under-nine years old race at the Mike Hatcher's dirt racing track on the Gold Coast of Australia.

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24. On 27 March 2015, HRC announced that Casey Stoner would return to competition in a one-off ride in the 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours.

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25. Casey Stoner rounded off his MotoGP career with a remarkable sixth consecutive win in his home Grand Prix at Phillip Island and with a podium in his final race.

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26. Casey Stoner was the winner of his home Grand Prix of Australia on six consecutive occasions between 2007 and 2012.

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27. Casey Stoner won the MotoGP World Championship riding for Ducati and the win in 2007 remains as Ducati's only championship.

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28. Casey Stoner currently serves as a test and development rider for Ducati.

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