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2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

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Date  8 November 2015
Time  1:30.011
Rider  Jorge Lorenzo
2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix
Official name  Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana
Location  Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
Course  Permanent racing facility 4.005 km (2.489 mi)

The 2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighteenth and final round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 8 November 2015.

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Background

This was the last event for Bridgestone as a single tyre supplier in MotoGP, before they are replaced by Michelin for the 2016 season. After a court trial involving Valentino Rossi's clash with Marc Márquez in the previous race, the FIM staff and CAS rejected Rossi's appeal of suspension of three penalty points given for purposely pushing Márquez wide, and declared that he would start the round from last place.

Race

Championship hopeful Jorge Lorenzo had taken pole position and took the start, and led from start to finish, closely shadowed by Honda duo Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, who were buffers preventing Rossi from reaching the second position he'd needed to become champion. Rossi fought up to fourth, but had no prospect of catching any of the three top riders and so cruised home. Lorenzo was subject to heavy pressure by the Honda riders during the final lap, but held on to claim his third MotoGP and fifth overall title.

Moto2

Dominique Aegerter was replaced by Joshua Hook after the second practice session.

The first attempt to run the race was interrupted following an accident involving multiple riders in the opening lap. For the restart, the race distance was reduced from 27 to 18 laps.

References

2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix Wikipedia


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