Born in Southport, Queensland, Australia, Stoner raced from a young age and moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a racing career. After first competing internationally in 2002, Stoner became MotoGP World Champion in 2007 for Ducati. One of Stoner's greatest talents was his ability to ride any motorcycle beyond its perceived limits, even producing race wins on the thought to be inferior Ducati chassis after both Honda and Yamaha had forged ahead in development . Stoner won the MotoGP World Championship riding for Ducati and the win in 2007 remains as Ducati's only championship. During 2008 , 2009 and 2010 Stoner remained a strong contender, winning multiple races for the Italian factory.