Rookie of the Year: Crutchlow vs. Abraham

Only one point separates the two rookies ahead of the final round at Valencia

The MotoGP championship is all settled with Casey Stoner lifting the title, but there is still an underlining honour yet to be decided at Valencia; the Rookie of the Year between Cal Crutchlow and Karel Abraham (and Moto2 and 125 - but they seem to be safely in the respective hands of Bradl and Terol).

Coming into the final race this weekend, Crutchlow leads Abraham by one point in the championship.

Both riders have common knowledge of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the Briton having raced there in his World Superbike and Supersport years whereas Abraham scored his only Grand Prix victory at Valencia in his final Moto2 race last season.

The two are very different, one transferred across from hard-knocks of superbike racing and the other after years learning in the intermediate class.

However, both have had comparably mercurial debut seasons with the two riders each having the high from a best finish of seventh and the down of missng a race - Crutchlow at Silverstone and Abraham at Motegi - along with a collection of top 10s and DNFs apiece.

So, who gets your vote?

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