Cormac Shoots The MotoGP Finale: Shots From The Showdown

How it started ...

How it ended

Going out in a blaze of glory. Alex Rins won the last race for Suzuki in MotoGP before they withdrew. The decision to pull out was not based on results

Nearly a full house at Valencia. Over 92,000 fans packed the grandstands, giving the race a real pre-pandemic vibe

Saying goodbye. Jack Miller has been a fantastic asset for Ducati

Marc Marquez sums up the current state of the Honda RC213V

Blockchain technology company CryptoDATA become part owners of RNF. Not a cryptocurrency, but it is colorful

Fabio Quartararo did everything he could to defend his title at Valencia. But really, it was already too late

Aleix Espargaro turned up with a funky green helmet covered in dinosaurs, designed in part by his young son Max

FP3 was an expensive session for the teams. From left to right, Brad Binder, Taka Nakagami, and Enea Bastianini all went down at right handers

Sometimes crash damage can be a chance for fans to see beneath the fairings. Darryn Binder's RNF Yamaha shows how Yamaha use large expanses of thin material around the engine mount to achieve flex

This time last year, Remy Gardner was winning a Moto2 championship. This time next year, he will have finished his first season in WorldSBK

Joan Mir did the last part of the race with basically no electronics, when his transponder went on the blink

Brad Binder does not believe in taking prisoners

Alex Rins led from start to finish. Quite the race for the last time in Suzuki colors

It's always the right handers which catch you out at Valencia

At least it's a chance to get some close ups. This is Jack Miller's bike. Note the large hydraulic cylinder in the nose, used to control the rear ride-height device

Job done, Pecco Bagnaia accepts congratulations from Jorge Martin

That gave Francesco Guidotti a double reason to celebrate. Because his new charge Brad Binder had put the KTM on the podium, alongside Jorge Martin of his former team Pramac Racing. To his right, Bagnaia's crew chief Cristian Gabarrini

Jack Miller, team player to the end

Darryn Binder's last dance in MotoGP. He heads to Moto2 next year, where he would arguably have been better off this year. Did a solid job, coming straight from Moto3

Luca Marini had a strong weekend and a solid race in Valencia

Marco Bezzecchi, star of the future

Flat out

You could cut the tension around Pecco Bagnaia with a knife

Gold! Always believe in Augusto Fernandez.

The post-qualifying media debrief for Pecco Bagnaia. When a million journos want to ask how it's going

Federico Tondelli, communications chief for Suzuki (left), and Livio Suppo (right). They did everything they could to keep Suzuki in MotoGP, but it was not enough

A fitting end to a fine season

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those photo shots. One of my favourite parts on this site!!!!! :-)