Casey Stoner Wins Young Australian Of The Year Award

In a boost to the profile of MotoGP in Australia, Casey Stoner won the Young Australian of the Year award for 2008. Stoner's award was announced at a special ceremony in Canberra, Australia, part of celebrations for Australia Day, the country's national holiday. The awards were presented by Australia's newly-elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Stoner edged out Australian teenager Daniel Adams, who organized Australia's first Make Poverty History day.

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