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Valencia MotoGP Results

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Wow! The MotoGP championship ended like a Hollywood script. Jorge Lorenzo won the race and the 2015 championship … his 3rd MotoGP crown and 5th world title overall. Lorenzo had to ride inch perfect to hold off the 2 Honda’s behind him, narrowly beating Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to the line.

Behind the battle at the front, Valentino Rossi rode brilliantly to reach 4th position from the back of the grid, but it was not enough to win the title. Finishing well behind the front 3 riders, Rossi lost 12 points to Lorenzo today. Lorenzo thus finishes the series 5 points in front of Rossi.

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Km/h Time/Gap
1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 156.7 45’59.364
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team 156.7 +0.263
3 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team 156.7 +0.654
4 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 155.6 +19.789
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 155.2 +26.004
6 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 155.1 +28.835
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team 155.1 +28.886
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 154.8 +34.222
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda 154.7 +35.924
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo Pramac Racing 154.5 +39.579
11 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 154.5 +39.746
12 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team 154.1 +47.053
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Octo Pramac Racing 153.7 +54.081
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 153.6 +56.646
15 45 Scott REDDING GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS 153.5 +57.278
16 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing 153.5 +57.363
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Aspar MotoGP Team 153.4 +58.742
18 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 153.4 +59.086
19 76 Loris BAZ FRA Forward Racing 153.1 +1’04.339
20 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Forward Racing 153.1 +1’04.413
21 43 Jack MILLER AUS LCR Honda 153.1 +1’05.212
22 13 Anthony WEST AUS AB Motoracing 151.9 +1’27.281

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249 Comments

  1. Ninja9r says:

    2015 MotoGP Championship in one word, “TAINTED”. Lorenzo can’t be proud of this one, maybe.

  2. PatrickD says:

    The outcry for a perceived slight is out of proportion.
    Personally, the way that Loris Capirossi won two of his world titles still sticks in my neck, and yet there’s nothing in the rules to prevent that ever hapeening again.
    Had Rossi got, say, a top six start, he’d have torpedoed JL into turn two. That’s all he could have done to win this totle, and the mob would have loved it.
    I firmly believe that MM would have made a pass in the last two laps, but Pedrosa entered the screne at an inconvenient time for that, giving JL the space he needed. Check out how much pull the yamaha had out of turn 14 each lap, keeping the Honda at arm’s length.

    To expect MM to stick his neck out for Rossi when there really wasn’t an opportunity is quite remarkable. It might have been an attempt at reverse psychology that backfired. Good.

  3. Mike says:

    BOTTOM LINE = FIM/MotoGP RULES
    To see these rules scroll back to a post by Jeremy on November 9, 2015 at 11:21

    >>>>>>

    RULE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

    * If Rossi had been give a 1 or 2 point assessment he would not have started on the last row.

    * If Rossi had been given a 3 or more penalty assessment he would had to start on the last row

    (Note: Rossi already had 1 point due to a prior race issue)

    >>>>>>

    MY VIEW

    * 3 points was appropriate….4 or 5 should have been considered based on Rossi track behavior during the incident. Rossi deserved the last row start

    * Further if Marquez ended up with a Wayne Rainey injury over this…most posts here would have been different.

    * Marquez should have been assessed points also

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    2016 SIDEBAR: Rossi starts the season with the 4 points…..6 more points and he sits out a race

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    * Did I want Rossi to win the championship…….yes

    * Did I pull for him in the last race…..yes

    * Did he deserve to start on the last row based on FIM/MotoGP rules…..yes

  4. Ricardo says:

    Then Rossi raised his hand over the disciples, and the DORNA opened up a path to 4th place through the track with a strong worded threat.

    Looked like the whole “race” was staged. The likes of Petrucci parting like the Red Sea was beyond ridiculous.
    So was Marquez riding squeaky clean. Thank you Ezpeleta for turning the series into a pathetic farce.

    • Eric says:

      Sure seems that way. I might argue Rossi’s climb to 4th wasn’t quite THAT easy but easy enough. More disappointing was the Honda riders never giving Lorenzo one iota of pressure. Amazing how MM ‘races hard 100% of the time’ when it’s Rossi but never got close to Lorenzo.

      Sigh…

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        I agree that getting to 4th wasn’t that easy. Sure, some guys just let Rossi by, but he had to fight for several positions, too. It is as much a testament to Rossi’s skill as it is to the superiority of the factory bikes to “the others”.

        I disagree that MM wasn’t racing 100%. If you look at their lap times, they are consistently blistering the whole race. Lorenzo just wasn’t an easy target. Marquez was giving everything he had just to stay with Lorenzo and lost the only real opportunity he had to pass when he tangled up with Pedrosa towards the end.

  5. Rico Swavay says:

    My hands and feet our both up applauding Valentino Rossi.He schooled the rest of the field on “HOW TO CHARGE FROM THE REAR OF THE PACK”.
    Hats off to the Doctor who pursued a very promising championship which was well within his grasp.Valentino the legend that he has become took his medicine rather graciously as a champion.
    It’s not easy to swallow the bitter pill of a disappointment.
    Don’t get up yet!
    Applaud once again! to our new and a very cool breezen MOTO GP CHAMPION “Jorge Lorenzo” He has managed to raise the art of speed in motorcycle racing.
    Has this been a great year of Moto GP Racing or what!
    Later
    Rico

  6. carl says:

    I say do a grudge match!! Rossi and Lorenzo by themselves on the track, winner takes it all.