Full recap and results below.
Riding in front of 100,000 adoring fans Marc Marquez has rubber-stamped his dominance of the MotoGP class and taken a record breaking 13th victory of the season following a treacherous final race at Valencia. The Spaniard excelled in tricky conditions as light rain fell during the race on a number of occasions, Marquez took over at the front of the race on lap ten, setting a number of fastest laps in the process. While dark clouds initially hovered over the riders as they sat on the grid, light spots of rain fell over the course of the opening lap as white flags were displayed by circuit marshals.
Valentino Rossi lead the race early on as he and Andrea Iannone both made excellent starts from the front row in the slippery conditions; he eventually crossed the line in second place over three seconds behind Marquez. Rain fell again on lap 20 and gave Rossi a glimmer of hope as he began to close the gap to the World Champion but once the track dried out again Marquez was able to reestablish his advantage. Dani Pedrosa never quite got a handle on the conditions and after a difficult start to the race he had to be satisfied with eventually taking the final podium place a further ten seconds behind Rossi.
Andrea Dovizioso won the factory Ducati battle to take fourth place, edging out his departing team mate Cal Crutchlow by by seven hundredths of a second. Pol Espargaro claimed sibling bragging rights as he crossed the line ahead of his brother Aleix in the battle for sixth while Stefan Bradl, Michele Pirro and Scott Redding rounded out the top ten. Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone were the only riders to enter the pit lane and change onto their spare bikes when the second rain shower fell, it proved to be a costly gamble as the rain disappeared and the track dried out again, Lorenzo was forced to retire with shredded wet weather tires and Iannone finished the race dead last.
|7||9||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||Forward Yamaha||38.168|
|18||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Forward Yamaha||+1'15.795|
|21||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Avintia||1 Lap|
|22||29||Andrea IANNONE||Ducati||1 Lap|
|99||Jorge LORENZO||Yamaha||6 Laps|
|14||Randy DE PUNIET||Suzuki||18 Laps|
|68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||Ducati||21 Laps|