Valencia GP (2016)

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Crutchlow "proud" of his season despite Valencia crash

Cal Crutchlow says he can be “proud” of what he and his LCR Honda team have achieved this season, despite finishing his campaign with a crash in Valencia.

Kallio: Valencia race proves KTM isn't "miles away"

Mika Kallio believes his showing in the opening laps of the MotoGP season finale at Valencia shows that he and his KTM team are not “miles away” from the pace.

Vinales encouraged by strong Yamaha showing at Valencia

Maverick Vinales was encouraged to see the his future team Yamaha complete the 2016 MotoGP season in strong form, as Jorge Lorenzo ended the team's losing streak at Valencia.

Rossi faces legal action from fan after paddock incident

The woman who was pushed by Valentino Rossi in the Valencia paddock says she will press charges against the Italian rider for having assaulted her deliberately.

Rossi "not fast enough" to beat Iannone to podium finish

Valentino Rossi concedes he was “not fast enough” at Valencia to beat Andrea Iannone to the bottom step of the podium in the MotoGP season finale.

Lorenzo says farewell win a "present" to Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo says his victory in the MotoGP season finale at Valencia is a “present” to his Yamaha team, as he brought to a closed his nine-season tenure with the Japanese manufacturer.

Marquez: Poor start cost me chance to fight Lorenzo

Marc Marquez says his poor start in the Valencia MotoGP season finale was what ultimately cost him the chance to fight Jorge Lorenzo for victory.

Iannone beats Rossi and injury to claim final Ducati podium

Andrea Iannone rode through the pain barrier to claim a podium finish in his final race for Ducati in the Valencia MotoGP – beating Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi after a frantic duel.

Valencia MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Yamaha MotoGP signs off with 2016 team title at stirring Spanish showdown

Valencia MotoGP: Lorenzo holds off Marquez to win on Yamaha swansong

Jorge Lorenzo delivered Yamaha its first MotoGP win since June in his final race for the Japanese manufacturer at Valencia, hanging on against a charging Marc Marquez in the closing stages.

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez leads final warm-up of 2016

Marc Marquez was fastest in the final MotoGP warm-up session of the 2016 season at Valencia, heading Maverick Vinales by just over a tenth of a second.

Rossi wary of Vinales threat in Valencia race

Valentino Rossi is remaining cautious on his chances of taking a podium finish in the final MotoGP race of the year in Valencia, as he believes Maverick Vinales is in better shape than he is.

Crutchlow blasts “f***ing idiot” Bradl after Q1 run-in

Cal Crutchlow has slammed Stefan Bradl for dawdling on the racing line during the first part of MotoGP qualifying at Valencia.

Lorenzo says "unbelievable" pole lap still wasn't perfect

Jorge Lorenzo says the "unbelievable" lap he set to take pole position in Valencia still wasn't perfect, despite it being over six tenths of a second beneath his own previous lap record.

Valencia MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Jorge Lorenzo was in a league of his own today, bettering the previous pole position record at Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo - set by himself last year - by 0.610s.

Valencia MotoGP: Lorenzo smashes lap record for pole

Jorge Lorenzo demolished his own Valencia MotoGP track record to take his last pole position as a Yamaha rider, beating Marc Marquez by three tenths at the end of a scintillating session.

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez shades Vinales in third practice

Marc Marquez led third practice for the final round of the MotoGP season at Valencia, beating Maverick Vinales by a little over a tenth of a second.

Rossi "struggling too much" in final Friday of season

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi concedes that he was "not fast enough" during Friday practice ahead of the MotoGP season finale at Valencia.

Kallio shocked by gap between KTM and pacesetters

Mika Kallio was surprised to discover how far off KTM was from MotoGP’s pacesetting teams in Friday practice at Valencia, describing the gap as “absolutely too big”.

Valencia MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after Friday practice

Jorge Lorenzo in fighting spirit at Spanish season closer.

Valencia MotoGP: Lorenzo stays on top in second practice

Jorge Lorenzo stayed on top in second practice for the final round of the MotoGP season at Valencia, putting in a late flyer to move ahead of Marc Marquez and Maverick Vinales.

Valencia MotoGP: Lorenzo leads Rossi in first practice

Jorge Lorenzo headed the times in the first practice session for the final MotoGP race of the season at Valencia, leading teammate Valentino Rossi in a Yamaha 1-2.

Lorenzo won’t be distracted by looming maiden Ducati test

Jorge Lorenzo insists he is going into his final MotoGP weekend as a Yamaha rider fully focused on the task in hand, and will not allow himself to be distracted by his looming first test for Ducati.

Pedrosa not feeling "super strong" ahead of MotoGP return

Dani Pedrosa admits he isn’t feeling “super strong” ahead of his return to MotoGP action in Valencia after his three-race injury layoff.