This season’s World Championship produced some of the best exhilarating, enthralling and dramatic motorbike racing the sport has seen in years.
Throughout this season, we saw just how quickly things change during those high-speed turns, blinding overtakes and terrifying crashes. 2015 was a strange year for many fans as we saw long-time favorites end up with more DNFs (Did Not Finish) than race wins.
This season had it all; triumphant underdogs, twists and turns, and stories of betrayal. Who needs T.V. when you have MotoGP? It also seems there’s a new rat pack of rising riders that are showcasing amazing skills and talent that demand not only to receive recognition but the title of champion too.
Here’s what you need to know before the start of the 2016 MotoGP™ Championship:
The NEW Rat Pack
It is probably obvious to say that Lorenzo was 2015’s big winner, having snatched the title from under the nose of Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi. But it was an all-round solid year from the Spaniard, taking seven wins on route to sealing his third MotoGP title. Although, something tells me that Rossi fans will think he’s a “loser” no matter what. The final weekend Lorenzo produced in Valencia under an enormous amount of pressure shouldn't be forgotten amidst all of the conspiracy theories and blame culture; he was, after all, the best rider this season.
Iannone’s debut season on his beloved Ducati couldn’t have gone much better, barring a race victory. The Desmosedici made its return with a vengeance in 2015 as the Bologna outfit produced a bike that was finally competitive again, and Maniac Joe certainly obliged. Securing a second place in his homeland Italy in the Tuscany hills of Mugello became Iannone’s highlight of 2015 and now he heads into 2016 brimming with confidence. He is to be considered as one of the top riders he must find the top step soon – and he seems well on his way.
Given that Pedrosa’s career was in serious doubt after the very first round of 2015 in Qatar, to see him finish this season with two wins along with the manner in which he performed through the season is pleasing for anyone who is a fan of the man. Maybe, just maybe, a 2016 Championship challenge could be in the cards for him.
The Brit scored points in every single MotoGP round this season which is a testament to just how far he and Tech 3 have come over the past few seasons. Consistency has been somewhat of an issue for him throughout his career, but after a phenomenal 2015, he is really starting to display the talent many predicted from him years ago. An impressive season to say the least from Smith.
Be a VIP at the MotoGP
Catch MotoGP’s big return in Qatar next March or at any of the other unbelievable locations on the 2016 calendar for that matter!
With Official Ticket Packages through Moto Experiences you can make your MotoGP 2016 experience one you’ll never forget. Guests of Moto Experiences receive access to the MotoGP VIP Village, the exclusive Corporate Hospitality Program of the MotoGP™ World Championshp, which offers the highest level of services at every Grand Prix.
Every guest at the MotoGP VIP Village™ can take advantage of the exclusive inclusions, which are a complimentary part of the package. The catering and entertainment program are tailored to suit every taste and expectation.
Here’s what you can expect:
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