Photo of the Week: Hail to the King

10/17/2011 @ 6:11 am, by Scott Jones4 COMMENTS

It seems to have been inevitable now, and what other words could there be to say? Casey Stoner has been head & shoulders above the rest of the MotoGP class, a trait that is not too dissimilar from how Jorge Lorenzo, his rival all season long, won the Championship in 2010. The bike to beat this season, being on the Repsol Honda certainly didn’t hurt Stoner’s chances, but he did more on his factory Honda RC212V than the three other very talented riders who had similar equipment. Congratulations to Casey and his HRC team for a well-deserved 2011 World Championship title.

Scott Jones is a professional photographer known for his great action shots and poignant candids when covering MotoGP and WSBK racing events. You may have already seen his work on MotoMatters (they still have more calendars available that feature Scott’s work by the way). Not only do we like Scott’s shots, but he fits right in with our all Nikon-totting office. You can find him on his blogTwitter, & Facebook.

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  • lawrence1

    Due homage is in order. One hell of a rider.

  • luke

    how about a nice HQ version of that shot for our screensavers :)

  • Beary

    What a great job Casey did this whole year, the only blot when “The Rider formerly known as” clumsily took him out. I’ve just got home from my annual pilgramage to the Island for the race weekend and during the Podium, I have never seen Casey so happy or involved with the crowd – for all the crap he went through while with Ducati, this is the sweetest payoff.

    Congratulations Casey Stoner you totally deserve being the MotoGP World Champion – and the 1000’s are only going to suit Casey’s style even more. Next year I would not be at all surprised to see him do it all again.

  • @luke–good idea!