After his departure from Ducati to Honda following the 2010 season, Stoner won a second world championship title in 2011 for Repsol Honda.

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

He was leading the race until he was overtaken on the final corner by Marco Melandri.

One of Stoner's greatest talents was his ability to ride any motorcycle beyond its limits, even producing race wins on the inferior Ducati after both Honda and Yamaha had forged ahead in development during recent years.

During 20 Stoner remained a strong contender, winning multiple races, but not being able to consistently challenge Valentino Rossi and Yamaha for the title during those seasons.

Due to a crash during practice at Indianapolis, Stoner missed several races due to injury, curtailing his championship challenge for his last season.

He rounded off his Moto GP career with a remarkable sixth consecutive win in his home Grand Prix at Phillip Island and with a podium in his final race.

He followed this up with another first place in the wet at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Stoner ended the season with four victories, and eight podiums in total, leading to a fourth-place finish in the riders' championship.

There were five Australian titles to be won that weekend, Stoner won all five.

At the age of 14 years, Stoner and his parents agreed he was ready to move up onto road racing so they packed up and moved to England – where the legal age for road racing is 14.

From 2000 to 2002, he contested the national 125cc GP championships in Britain and Spain, winning the English 125cc Aprilia Championship in 2000, before moving full-time to the 250cc GP World Championships in 2002.