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
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
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
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