Stoner officially named MotoGP legend
12 November 2012 – Casey Stoner has officially been appointed a MotoGP legend, being awarded the title following his final race in Valencia. The 27-year-old achieved two world titles during his seven-season stint in the sport, with 38 victories, 68 podiums and 39 poles.
Stoner ended his career in respectable style on Sunday, claiming a podium finish in a race full of incidents. Starting on wet tyres, the Australian lost out as the circuit dried up but was able to pull off an impressive comeback after switching to slick rubber.
Stoner joins Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Geoff Duke, Wayne Gardner, Mike Hailwood, Daijiro Kato, Eddie Lawson, Anton Mang, Angel Nieto, Wayne Rainey, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Kenny Roberts, Jarno Saarinen, Kevin Schwantz, Barry Sheene, Freddie Spencer, John Surtees and Carlo Ubbiali in the MotoGP legends group.