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Lorenzo holds off charging Marquez in season finale
  At Valencia
Jorge Lorenzo led from pole to win in his final race with Yamaha but he had to hold off a fast approaching Honda rider Marc Marquez who, after clearing a battle with Valentino Rossi and Iannone for second, closed on Lorenzo but it was too late and Lorenzo crossed the line slightly over 1-sec. ahead of the 2016 champion. Iannone fended off Rossi for third place, with Vinales completing the top five.
Lorenzo demolishes the record in Valencia
  Nips Marquez by 3/10ths
Six tenths have been taken off the record Best Lap at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valencia, as Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) decimated his previous laptime from 2015 as well as the majority of the field. Only Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was left with a gasp at knocking his great rival off pole, but the number 93 eventually crossed the line 3/10s back – the only other rider to get into the 1:29s, and the only other rider to get under the previous record.
Dovizioso storms Sepang in torrential conditions
  Marquez falls for 2nd week in row
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took his second ever victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, as he navigated the torrential conditions of Sepang to emerge as the ninth winner of 2016: an all-time first for the MotoGP World Championship to write another chapter in the ever-changing history books of the premier class. After dueling for the lead earlier in the race, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) came home P2, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo completing the podium.
Dovizioso storms to pole at wet Sepang
  Italian grabs his 2nd MotoGP pole for Ducati
On a wet but drying track Andrea Dovizioso rode a stunning lap on his Ducati to take pole position at Sepang International Circuit in MotoGP qualifying. Fellow Italian Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took P2 on his final lap, just edging out teammate Jorge Lorenzo. 2016 champion Marc Marquez will start 4th for Honda.
Crutchlow blitzes Phillip Island for win number 2
  Marquez crashes out while leading
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) has taken a stunning second GP win at Phillip Island, as the Brit kept calm and kept his gap at the front ahead of P2 finisher Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), with Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Vinales completing the podium. Pole starter Marc Marquez suffered his first DNF of the season, crashing out of the Australian GP unhurt on lap 10. The Spaniard was leading the race ahead of fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow when he made an mistake.
Historic 65th pole for Marquez at Phillip Island
  Hayden an impressive seventh
Marc Marquez delivered another incredible performance in this afternoon’s qualifying session at Phillip Island, taking his 37th pole in MotoGP and the 65th in his career, which is also the new historical record, at just 23 years of age. It’s also Marc’s seventh pole of 2016. Marquez chose the perfect moment to head out in the changeable conditions on full slick tires. Cal Crutchlow starts from P2 after graduating from Q1, with Pol Espargaro completing the front row.
Face-to-face with 2016 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez
  After Japanese GP victory
On Sunday, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has secured his third MotoGP title with three rounds still remaining after storming to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix. Marc shared his thoughts with us before heading to Australia for round 16 of the World Championship.
Marc Marquez - 5 world titles at just 23 years old
  Youngest ever
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez took his first-ever MotoGP win at Twin Ring Motegi on Honda's home asphalt, securing the 2016 MotoGP title. At 23-years old, Marquez is now the youngest ever rider to win three premier-class World Championship titles and five World Championships over all classes during a period of only nine years of World Championship racing. Marquez has now equaled Mick Doohan, Jorge Lorenzo and Toni Mang's tally of 5 World Titles in his career. 
Marc Marquez wins race and 2016 MotoGP title
  At Honda's Motegi Japan track
Repsol Honda Team's Marc Marquez has taken the 2016 MotoGP World Championship at the home of Honda -- as Movistar Yamaha teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of contention. First was Rossi, into the gravel early -- before Lorenzo's ride was cut short; sliding out of P2 in the last few laps. Marquez, clear at the front, kept it on the road to take his third premier class title in four years, and his fifth victory of the year. 
Rossi nips Marquez for pole at Motegi
  Equals Marquez and Lorenzo with pole number 64
Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole at the Twin Ring Motegi for the Japanese GP, as the Italian legend fought off Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in a close Q2 to take his 64th pole -- and equal the record number of pole positions held by both Marquez and Rossi's teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Honda celebrates 50-years at the top of MotoGP
  RC181: the story of Honda’s first premier­class Grand Prix motorcycle
The 2016 MotoGP season marks a half-century since Honda first contested the premier class of World Championship motorcycle racing. During much of that time (Honda did not participate between 1968 and 1978) bike racing's most challenging category has been like a university to Honda engineers and riders, teaching them so much about all aspects of motorcycle design and development. The class of kings has also brought Honda a huge amount of success: 270 race wins and 38 500cc and MotoGP Riders World Championships and Constructors World Championships. [At the end of the 2015 season]
Marquez bites back at Aragon
  Lorenzo and Rossi complete podium
Marc Marquez returned to the top spot of the podium at a Spanish race for the first time since the 2014 finale in Valencia, taking a maiden victory at the Aragon GP. At just 23 years of age, Marquez brings his career tally to 54 wins, equaling Australian legend Mick Doohan. The only rider so far this year to win four races, Marc has extended his championship lead to 52 points over Valentino Rossi and 66 over Jorge Lorenzo, with four rounds to go.
Marquez unstoppable at MotorLand
  Repsol Honda rider six tenths clear
Marc Marquez took the 64th pole of his Grand Prix career today at Motorland Aragon (his sixth this year and his 36th in MotoGP), setting an impressive pace that allowed him to lead the timesheets by an amazing 0.631 seconds at day’s end. The Repsol Honda rider has taken six poles here across all classes, four in MotoGP. Today he also equaled Jorge Lorenzo for most career poles in history.
Untouchable Pedrosa stuns in Misano
  Repsol Honda rider becomes eighth different winner in 2016
3-time world champion Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) took a stunning victory at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, leaving rivals Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in the dust to complete the podium. Pedrosa's victory marks the eighth different winner in 2016, an all-time first since the championship began in 1949 - and he did it from eighth on the grid.
Record-breaking lap plants Lorenzo on pole at Misano
  MotoGP in Italy
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo took a record-breaking pole position at Misano World Circuit, beating his own pole lap from 2015 and putting in the first ever 1:31 lap of the Adriatic venue. Teammate Valentino Rossi took P2 on home turf, with a last dash from Silverstone winner Maverick Vinales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) enough to lock out the front row.
Vinales rules Silverstone for a stunning maiden win
  The year of history-making continues
Maverick Vinales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has taken a historic first win for Suzuki since their return to the championship, as the 2013 Moto3 world champion was in a class of his own at the Octo British Grand Prix to become the seventh winner so far in 2016. Vinales, who got his first podium in Le Mans in the French GP, got a front row start and simply pulled away once clear at the front - putting in an incredible performance to cross the line over 3 seconds clear. After an almighty battle behind, it was home hero and pole sitter Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who completed the podium.
Crutchlow takes pole in wet at Silverstone
  Rossi to start 2nd
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) has taken an incredible home pole position at the Octo British Grand Prix, as the Brit kept his stunning wet weather form from the Czech GP running and took only his second career pole. Crutchlow, who has shown good form at Silverstone Circuit throughout the weekend, sees his fairytale continue as he lines up in P1 once again for Sunday's race. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi took P2, with Maverick Vinales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) completing the front row.
Crutchlow charges through to make history
  The first British win in 35 years
After a torrential rain during the Moto2 race at the Automotodrom Brno, it was the turn of the MotoGP machines to head out as the rain was just starting to stop – leaving the prospect of a flag-to-flag hanging over the race. In the end it wasn’t to be, and it was Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) who sliced through the field in one of the most spectacular victories in recent years, taking the flag to become the first British winner for 35 years.
Marquez beats Lorenzo for pole at Brno
  Marquez: "I'm happy with pole"
Marquez storms to pole

It was a spectacular dash to pole position for Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez, as the Spaniard was up by two tenths on his final attempt – but slowly gaining on those in front of him. Finding some time in the tow behind Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), the 2013 and 2014 MotoGP world champion then found the two in his path at the final corner, and put a move on 9-time champion Rossi one the inside of Turn 14 to make the drag to the line – and the pole lap record.

Iannone ends Ducati victory drought in Austria
  Wins an intense battle with teammate Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Iannone has taken the first win for the Ducati Team since Casey Stoner last took the red machine over the finish line at Phillip Island in 2010. The Italian, for whom the victory is his first, held off pressure from teammate Andrea Dovizioso as the Ducati duo took off in the second half of the race - and took a 1-2 for the Borgo Panigale factory for the first time since 2007. Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completed the podium in P3
Iannone takes pole in stunning Spielberg shootout
  Wins 4-way battle for pole
Andrea Iannone has taken an incredible last dash pole position at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, as the Italian came out top in a four-way shootout at the front. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was just beaten to the top spot and will start from the middle of the front row, ahead of the second Desmosedici of Andrea Dovizioso.
Marquez wins big in Germany
  Marquez produced magic to take a sensational 7th Sachsenring win
A mix of pure talent, tactics, teamwork and a cool head earned Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team one of the best wins in one of the most difficult, mixed-conditions races so far this season. Marc has therefore maintained his perfect record at the Sachsenring, winning the German GP from pole for the fourth year in a row in the premier class, the seventh across all classes, only leaving fellow Honda RC213V rider Cal Crutchlow the satisfaction of setting the fastest lap on his way to the second step of the podium.
Seventh consecutive Sachsenring pole for Marquez
  Barbera to start 2nd for Ducati

Marc Marquez's incredible 1’21.160 lap time in today's qualifying session at a much warmer and sunnier Sachsenring circuit earned him the 62nd pole of his career and the seventh in a row at the German track across all classes. The Repsol Honda man has been among the top three in widely varying conditions this weekend, and he made a further step forward in qualifying after finalizing some additional details to the settings of his RC213V.

Jack Miller wins wet, messy race at Assen
  Beats Marquez in race red-flagged, then restarted
A red flagged race put the MotoGP riders through their paces, Jack Miller mastering the wet to take his maiden premier class win. The Moto2 World Championship race was red flagged due to rain, a torrential downpour following and ensuring that at least the start of the MotoGP World Championship race would be wet. With the track soaked, the rain eased and riders headed out onto the grid with wets fitted
Rossi gets revenge in Barcelona thriller
  Iannone takes out Lorenzo
Marquez launched from pole position for the first time at his home race, managing to hold onto second into the first corner. The local rider soon found himself with Rossi for company, the Italian slipping up the inside on lap six. Marquez was not deterred and soon followed Rossi through on Lorenzo, right back with his great rival. Five laps from the end and they were right together, Marquez doing all he could to wrestle past Rossi. He may have been unable to battle for victory, but Marquez moves to the head of the championship and is ten points clear of Lorenzo in second. 
Marc Marquez on pole in Barcelona
  Spaniards to start 1-2-3
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has scored the 61st pole of his career for tomorrow's Catalan GP after Marc and his crew decided to introduce some important modifications to the bike settings for today, which allowed him to improve significantly his feeling on the bike and take pole with a lap of 1'43.589. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) did well to produce a 1'44.056, unable to challenge Marquez's time but a quarter of a second faster than third placed Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team).
Lorenzo wins last-lap photo-finish over Marquez
  At Mugello
For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor' could win once more. But it wasn't going to be easy with Maverick Vinales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row.
Rossi fights back with sensational pole
  MotoGP at Mugello
The hills of Mugello exploded as Italian Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Vinales and Iannone in a gripping session. Right with Rossi for most of his laps was Maverick Vinales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), the future teammates each taking turns to lead and follow, to teach and learn. The lessons clearly paid off for Vinales as the Spaniard set a 1’46.598 to end 0.094 behind Rossi and begin Sunday's race in second.
Marquez falls leaving easy win for Lorenzo
  MotoGP at LeMans
Jorge Lorenzo ran away with the French GP, taking a flag-to-flag victory as former championship leader Marc Marquez fell. For the second time in 2016, Jorge Lorenzo crossed the line in first place after dominating the French GP. Over ten seconds would separate him from Rossi as the race came to an end. It was a day of celebration for both Suzuki and Vinales, the Spaniard taking his first podium finish in the premier class. Vinales’ podium is the first for Suzuki since the 2008 Czech GP, making amends for his mistake in Argentina.
Lorenzo destroys record to take Le Mans MotoGP pole
  His first at LeMans
Lorenzo speeds to pole in LeMans

The atmosphere in Le Mans was tense as the MotoGP World Championship headed out of the pits, the packed stands cheering as the riders filtered out. At the end Jorge Lorenzo set the first ever 1'31 around Le Mans with a 1'31.975 and giving Michelin their first record since returning to the World Championship. This is also Lorenzo’s first ever premier class pole position in Le Mans.

Rossi steals superb victory in Spain
  Yamaha 1-2
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi highlighted why he is the most successful rider at Circuito de Jerez today and rode one of the strongest races of his career to receive a standing ovation as he jumped onto the top step of the podium for the Gran Premio de España. Jorge Lorenzo also put in a stunning effort under the Andalusian sunshine and made it a perfect 1-2 for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team.
Rossi wins three-way fight for 52nd pole position
  Yamaha's 1-2, Marquez 3rd
Tension hung in the air as the 12 fastest MotoGP World Championship riders zipped up their leathers and pulled on their helmets before stepping out to fight for pole position. Jerez is the shortest circuit of the opening four rounds, crew chiefs and their riders discussing one or two strop strategies until the final moments.
Marquez marches to fourth Austin win
  as Rossi crashes out
Marc Marquez took little notice of a number of falls behind, cruising to a fourth win in Texas ahead of Lorenzo and Iannone. All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the MotoGP World Championship lined up at the head the grid for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The Spaniard went into the race with a perfect record on America soil; winning every MotoGP race he had started in the United States.
4th straight pole for Marquez in Austin
  He owns the USGP MotoGP
Marc Marquez remained undefeated at the Circuit of the Americas, securing pole position ahead of Lorenzo and Rossi. The MotoGP World Championship headed out for a titanic 15 minute Q2 session. All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as he was expected to again walk the field at a track that he has made his own.
Marquez clinches victory and championship lead
  Wins in Argentina
A faultless flag-to-flag race by Marc Marquez saw him dominate the Argentina GP, running away with victory from Yamaha's Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. The last lap began with Dovizioso in second as Iannone held onto the final step of the podium, Rossi hunting for a way past the powerful Ducati. Every time they ran across a straight the Ducati was able to stretch its legs, Rossi trying all he could on the brakes.
Qatar MotoGP: Lorenzo defeats Dovizioso and Marquez
  MOG
The 2016 MotoGP World Championship got off to a fiery start in Qatar as Lorenzo blitzed the field ahead of Dovizioso and Marquez. With new Michelin tires and new unified electronics, the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar was set to not only start a new season of the MotoGP World Championship, but also begin a new era. Testing had given fans a preview of who was fast and what bikes were working well, but few had any idea what would happen as the lights went out on the first race of the 2016 season.
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