AUSTRALIAN Casey Stoner ended his stellar MotoGP career on Sunday with a 69th podium finish.
Stoner, the two-time world champion who has retired from the sport at the age of 27, finished third at an incident-packed Valencia MotoGP.
Dani Pedrosa, who started from pole, won the season-closing race in Spain.
The Spanish Honda rider was followed across the line by Yamaha's Katsuyuki Nakasuga with Stoner third in his last race.
Jorge Lorenzo, who clinched the world title last time out in Australia, crashed out with 17 laps of the race remaining.
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