THE 2016 MOTOGP AWARDS

The 2016 FIM MotoGP World Championship ended uesyeday at Valencia in a tradition of the MotoGP Awards to celebrate Riders, Teams, Manufacturers and even Partner and Sponsors alike.

After an enthrailing and death defying feats by riders across all classes to make yet another action packed, talent display and mastery the Riders suited up the the Gala in ValenciaAmongst the highlights was the retirement of Race Number 39 in honour of Luis Salom who passed after a crash at the Catalan Grand Prix

KTM won the Moto3 Manufacturers AwardKalex won in Moto2 and Honda in MotoGP.

Meanwhile, Movistar Yamaha retained their Team World Championshipcourtesy of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo performances in the premier clasd

Joan Mir bagged the Moto3 Rookie of the Year Award while Tech3 racing’s Xavi Viergewon the same Award in the Moto2 imtermediate class with former Moto2 Champion Esteve ‘Tito’ Rabat voted the MotoGP Rookie of 2016

Cal Crutchlow was the best placed independent rider following his mercurial performances that led to his two Grand Prix victories the first Brit to win a Grand Prix after Barry Sheene

Brad Binder got the TISSOT Award for most pole starts in a season and also got Diploma for the best rider in Moto3Enea Bastianini second and Jorge Navarro third

Moto2 had Joan Zarco handed the second gold medal for the second consecutive year making the outgoing French Champion the most succesful and decorative Moto2 Rider ever being the only rider in history with back to back Moto2 Titles. Zarco also won the TISSOT Pole of Poles awarding as the fastest rider during QualifyingThomas Luthi  took the silver medal with Alex Rins awarded a Bronze Medal

In the premier classMarc Marquez continue his brilliance display talent by winning the TISSOT Pole Award and taking home the 2016 BW Coupe

Nine Times World Champion and the oldest Rider on the MotoGP grid still displaying remarkable talent and relentless strength took the silver medal as the second best placed rider for the second consecutive year

2016 MotoGP World Champion goes to Ducati with a Bronze medal as the third fastest rider.World Champion Marc Marquez got his name yet again fixed on the Tower of Champions for the third time in his premier class career

We bid farewell to 2016 as the riders resume the 2017 MotoGP World Championships  with the IRTA Tests at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia on Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 by 9AMBikeGP keeps you up to date on all the on-track and off-track actions from now untill the 26th March 2017 when the Qatari flood lights lid yet again for an exhilarating  Motorcycle Racing

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