Minichamps MIN312070227 2007 Casey Stoner Figurine - World Champion on the Podium (1:12 Scale)
"It's a little bit overwhelming because we didn't really expect to get it at this race."
- Casey Stoner, 2007 MotoGP world champion, after the Japanese Montegi GP, September 23rd, 2007
Born on October 16th, 1985, Casey Stoner is an Australian motorcycle racer. Born and raised in Southport, Queensland, Stoner won the title of 2007 MotoGP World Champion when he succeeded American Nicky Hayden. He currently competes in the MotoGP class for the Ducati Marlboro Team.
Stoner began competing at age four and won his first race at age nine, following in the footsteps of his older sister, Kelly Stoner, who also raced. At age 14, Stoner and his parents moved to England, where he later won the English 125cc Aprilia Championship in 2000. In 2008, Stoner was named Young Australian of the Year.
Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of a 2007 Casey Stoner figure popping a champagne bottle. Sold Out!
Release Date: July 2009
Historical Account: On September 23rd, 2007, at the A-Style Japanese Grand Prix, Stoner overcame difficult Practice and Qualifying sessions to move from his grid position of 9th to 4th on the opening lap. In a race affected by intermittent weather necessitating a mid-race bike change, Stoner eventually finished 6th behind his teammate, and race winner, Loris Capirossi to secure the 2007 MotoGP World Championship after Valentino Rossi once again struggled with bike and tyre problems to finish 13th. Stoner became the first rider in over 30 years to win the MotoGP title on a European made bike as well as the 2nd youngest World Champion in the MotoGP category after Freddie Spencer, who captured his title in 1983, and at the time was 84 days younger than the 21 year old Stoner.