Casey Stoner is a well-known Australian motorcycle racer who won the MotoGP World Championship twice, in 2007 and 2011, before retiring at the end of the 2012 season. From 2016 to 2018, he also worked for Ducati as a test and development rider. With a net worth of $14 million, he is one of the wealthiest race car drivers and most popular race car drivers.
Casey Stoner was born in Australia on October 16, 1985. On January 6, 2007, he married Adriana Tuchyna, and their first daughter, Allessandra, was born in February 2012. Celaya Maria, their second daughter, was born in October 2017.
Stoner was born in Southport, Queensland, and began racing early before moving to the United Kingdom to follow his dream. Casey Stoner entered his first dirt bike race when he was four years old.
Casey Stoner – World Champion
From 2000 to 2002, Stoner contested the 125cc GP championships in the United Kingdom and Spain, winning the English 125cc Aprilia Championship in 2000 before switching to the 250cc GP World Championships full-time in 2002. Under the guidance of Lucio Cecchinello, his season on an Aprilia was tumultuous, with no podium finishes in 15 races.
Stoner switched to the 125cc GP category in 2003. He had a lot of success here, working with Cecchinello and Aprilia again, scoring his first GP race win and three-second places, and finished seventh overall after the season.
In 2005, Stoner returned to the 250cc world championship class, riding for Lucio Cecchinello’s team on a works Aprilia. Stoner posed a serious threat to championship leader Dani Pedrosa until a crash at Stoner’s home Grand Prix of Phillip Island, which allowed Pedrosa to establish an insurmountable points lead. Stoner finished a strong second in the overall championship standings, with a season-high five race victories.
In October 2005, Stoner and Lucio Cecchinello’s team agreed to switch to the MotoGP class for the next season, with Yamaha’s assistance. He received an offer from the Honda Pons team after the season finished, and he tested the Honda RC211V bike with them in Valencia. After Honda Pons failed to obtain funding for the following season, Stoner re-signed with Cecchinello’s squad in December 2005.
In 2006, the team worked out a deal with LCR Honda to run the RC211V for Stoner.
Adriana Tuchyna from Adelaide approached Stoner in 2003 at Phillip Island and requested him to autograph her stomach. They started dating when she was 16 years old in 2005, and they married in Adelaide on January 6, 2007. In 2007, Stoner won the MotoGP World Championship for Ducati.
Casey Stoner – Struggles and Disappointments
Stoner expressed his disappointment with the public’s attitude toward him. He was enraged by repeated claims that the bike and tires played a more significant part in his success than he did, and he was irritated by being booed at Donington Park in 2007 and 2008.
In 2008 and 2009, Stoner remained a strong contestant, winning multiple races but failing to consistently challenge Valentino Rossi and Yamaha for the championship during those years. He even missed a few races in the middle of the 2009 season due to chronic fatigue caused by anaemia, despite having started the season strongly.
Ducati struggled to keep up with Yamaha and Honda until late, when Stoner finished the season on a high note, winning three races. In 2013, he began racing V8 Supercars.
Stoner’s ability to ride any motorbike beyond its apparent limitations was one of his greatest assets. He even won races on the inferior Ducati chassis after Honda and Yamaha had advanced in development during his latter racing years.
Between 2002 and 2005, Stoner used Spidi-sponsored protective gear, and between 2006 and 2012, he wore Alpinestars-sponsored protective gear. Between his debut in the Australian V8 Supercars in 2013 and his association with the HRC with the testing of machinery for Honda RC213V after announcing his retirement from MotoGP, Stoner continued to wear Alpinestars-sponsored gear.
On his 26th birthday, he won his ninth race of the season on his eleventh pole, and with his lone rival Jorge Lorenzo ruled out due to a hand injury acquired in the warm-up, Stoner finished the weekend with a 65-point lead. At his home round on Phillip Island, Australia, Stoner won the World Championship for the second time. His win in the Australian MotoGP was his fifth in a row, going back to 2007, and he became the first rider other than Marc Márquez or Jorge Lorenzo to win at Phillip Island throughout the 800cc era of the sport. He was also the first rider in the premier class to win the championship in the 2010s.