The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2011

The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2011

As Casey Stoner dominated the rest of the 2011 MotoGP pack could only try in vain to catch up. Simon Strang analyses the performances of this year's MotoGP field

Casey Stoner proved unstoppable in 2011, his move to Honda coinciding with - and significantly contributing to - the Japanese firm finally unlocking the full potential of its 800cc machine.

In his wake, Jorge Lorenzo and an injury-plagued Dani Pedrosa did their utmost to keep up, fan favourite Marco Simoncelli became the year's breakthrough star before his tragic death at Sepang, and Valentino Rossi struggled horribly in his first season in Ducati red.

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