Casey Stoner (born 16 October 1985) is an Australian motorcycle racer. Born and raised in Southport, Queensland, Stoner raced from a young age and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a racing career. After first competing internationally in 2002, he 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.
In 2008, Stoner was named Young Australian of the Year as well as Nickelodeon´s Australian Kids Choice Awards.