|Team orders controversy: Loris Baz (76) leads Kawasaki team-mate|
Tom Sykes (1) in Race 1 of the World Superbike finale in Qatar. Photo: crash.net
|Sykes' rival Guintoli was not immune to team orders controversy,|
but in the end the Frenchman had good cause to smile. Photo: livef1.it
|Massa played the team game brilliantly in the 2012 season run-in, |
but alas Ferrari's efforts were not quite enough. (C) Clive Mason/Getty Images
 - Guintoli's win made him only the second Frenchman to win the World Superbike title. The first was Raymond Roche, in 1990.
 - Thomas Luthi's 125cc title win captured the imagination of the Swiss public. At the end of 2005, he won the publicly-voted Swiss Sportsman of the Year award, beating off a certain Roger Federer (winner of 2 Grand Slams that year) in the vote!