Casey was born on October 16th 1985 in Southport, Australia, and competed in his first race was when he was just four years old, in an under-nines race.Just after his 14th birthday, Casey and his parents relocated to England to follow his dream of riding in the premier category. In 2001 Casey raced in both the English and Spanish Championships during the same year, he was also granted wildcard entries into the 125cc GP World Championship. In 2002 he climbing straight onto a 250cc machine in his rookie year, and at only 16 years of age, Casey demonstrated his ability and speed with results.Finally in 2006, at twenty years of age, Casey accomplished his long held ambition of racing in MotoGP. 2007 was a golden year for Casey, joining the Factory Ducati Marlboro Team, after a dominant season winning 10 races, Stoner secured his first MotoGP World Championship.For 2011, Casey moved to the factory Honda outfit – the Repsol Honda Team. He adapted immediately to the Japanese bike and won three out of the first five rounds of the season and he secured his second career World title.In 2012 Casey retired from MotoGP and spent 2013 racing in the V8 Supercars Development series and also served as testing rider for HRC until November 2015.On his retirement from the sport, he was also named a MotoGP Legend.In December 2015, Casey announced that he was returning to Ducati in the role of brand ambassador and test rider.