With seven MotoGP championships, the Italian decided to go for the empty seat on the Yamaha Factory Team, and for those reasons, Valentino Rossi was named to the 8th spot on our top ten moments.
Repsol Honda rider thrills home fans with Rossi second and Pedrosa in third
The ‘Cathedral’ beckons as MotoGP touches down in the Netherlands
Reigning World Champion has perfect start to season and wins ahead of Rossi and Pedrosa
Pre season testing underway with factory teams topping the time sheets
The Doctor is back with the Yamaha Factory Team this year put in a stunning performance in the Grand Prix of The Netherlands to notch his 80th Premier class victory!
All Spanish front row with Pedrosa ahead of Lorenzo and Marquez
Repsol Honda rider takes victory in Spain ahead of Rossi and Pedrosa
Eight from eight for championship leader ahead of Dovizioso and Pedrosa
Repsol Honda teammates will have to explain race incident at Aragon
Repsol Honda rider sets another new record with teammate Pedrosa in second and Lorenzo third
Nancy Knapp Schilke
Factory teams pick up where they left off with sizzling pace
Historic ‘bike-swap’ rule sees championship leader Marquez disqualified
Reigning MotoGP Champion untouchable and takes pole ahead of Pedrosa and Bradl
Our number 12 top moment of 2013 is Marc Marquez's 2013 MotoGP championship, he became only the second rookie champion, and the youngest ever.
Gordon Hatch, MotoGP correspondent
Rookie seals championship glory in front of his homes fans at Valencia
Factory rivals set exact same lap times on third day of pre-season testing