Scott Jones Shoots The Grand Finale: Race Day Photos From Valencia

It's never been this busy at the back of the grid

Alex Rins, treading in the footsteps of Maverick Viñales in every way

Cal Crutchlow gets a push to his grid position

Miguel Oliveira had to win at Valencia, and he did just that. A glittering end to a glittering second half of the season

Danny Kent, meanwhile, suffered through some hard moments ensuring he finished in the top 14, including a battle with teammate Hiroki Ono

Tito Rabat came back with a bang, and a victory, at Valencia

The pressure at Valencia was indescribable

38 years of hurt...

Lorenzo leads, but Rossi is on a charge, already past nearly half the field

After he got past Smith, he was off to chase Petrucci

The Italian was the only rider to make way easily, though it cost him his position to Smith

Unstoppable. Rossi was up to fifth by lap 12, and past Dovizioso a lap later

The battle at the front: Marquez stalks, Lorenzo hammers

After losing ground, Pedrosa caught the leading pair in the latter stages

Close racing? It was for fifth

The race of his life was not enough for Rossi

As celebrations go, Lorenzo's for his fifth title was quite clever

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