MotoGP 2016 doesn't need Stoner

MotoGP 2016 doesn't need Stoner

The prospect of Casey Stoner racing again tantalised MotoGP this winter. He insists it's not happening - and MITCHELL ADAM reckons there's more than enough intrigue in 2016 even without the double champion

I read a stat the other day that nine riders have won a MotoGP race in the last nine seasons, since the start of the 2007 campaign. That is not, I think you will agree, a big number. Formula 1 has had 13 drivers on the top step of its podiums in that time, for instance.

And, admittedly feeder classes with higher turnover, Moto2 and Moto3 both had seven different race winners last year alone, and hauls of 11 and 10 respectively over the 2014 and '15 seasons.

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