Using the order at lunchtime this is the list of confirmed riders competing in MotoGP in 2012 and these are their career credtials for being on the grid. Only listed are wins, podiums and titles acually achieved so if they raced a championship and didn't get a win, podium or title it won't be featured ie Ellison has raced in numerous championships but his only results are listed below.
There are quirks, Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi & Colin Edwards. Crutchlow because he's surrounded by racers with a much better CV, Rossi because he appears to form the baseline and Edwards because obviously he should really be on an Aprilia as only RdP seems to be able to use it and between RdP and Barbera is a realistic place to aim at.
Jorge LORENZO MGP 17 wins 44 podiums 1 title, 250 17 wins 29 podiums 2 titles, 125 4 wins 29 podiums
Dani PEDROSA MGP 15W 56P, 250 15W 24P 2 titles, 125 8W 17P 1 title
Ben SPIES MGP 1W 6P, WSB 14W 17P 1 title, AMA Superbike 28W 94P 3 titles
Casey STONER MGP 33W 59P 2 titles, 250 5W 10P, 125 2W 10P
Nicky HAYDEN MGP 3W 28P 1 title, AMA unknown wins and podiums 2001-2 but 1 x title.
Cal CRUTCHLOW WSB 2W 7P, WSS 5W 5P 1 title, BSB 0W 1P
Andrea DOVIZIOSO MGP 1W 16P, 250 4W 26P, 125 5W 15P 1 title
Alvaro BAUTISTA 250 8W 28P, 125 8W 18P 1 title
Stefan BRADL moto2 5W 12P 1 title, 125 2W 6P
Randy DE PUNIET MGP 0W 2P, 250 5W 22P
Hector BARBERA 250 4W 20P, 125 6W 12P
Valentino ROSSI, cough, 79W 138+1P 7 titles, 250 14W 21P 1 title, 125 12W 15P 1 title
Karel ABRAHAM Moto2 1W 2P
Franco BATTAINI 250 0W 7P
Aleix ESPARGARO moto2 0W 1P
Mattia PASINI 250 2W 9P, 125 8W 17P
Colin EDWARDS MGP 0W 12P, WSB 31W 75P 2 title
Michele PIRRO Moto2 1W 2P, WSS 1W 1P
James ELLISON BSB 6W 18P
There my friends are the CV's needed to be on the grid, forget the RS125 Cup's and sniffing at that elusive 5th once in WSB it's about podiums, wins and cups and some riders haven't achieved ANY and warrant a place on the grid, can someone explain this please?