MotoGP

Top 4 MotoGP™ Riders in 2016

Victoria Barnett

By Victoria Barnett

July 28, 2016

Who is ready for MotoGP to start heating up? We are about halfway through the season and the standings have stayed fairly consistent. The talented core four don't seem to be moving out of their ranks, but with plenty of racing left, anything can happen. After all, remember how 2015 ended? The competition is fierce between the top riders, making it all the more exciting. Let's take a look at these four riders and their success in MotoGP. 

Marc Marquez

You can really let the race results and stats speak for themselves when it comes to Marc Marquez. With about half the season underway, he's been dominating the standings. He sits at the top of the leaderboard with 181 points, giving him a 43 point lead over Jorge Lorenzo. Marquez held the Champion title in 2013 and 2014, and things are looking pretty good for another win in 2016. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

10

3

3

2

8

4

Honda

170

1

2015

MotoGP

18

5

4

0

9

8

Honda

242

3

2014

MotoGP

18

13

1

0

14

13

Honda

362

1

2013

MotoGP

18

6

6

4

16

9

Honda

334

1


Jorge Lorenzo

World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has had a lot to live up to this season and he hasn't entirely disappointed. He's had some rocky finishes, but to hold the second place spot in the standings is to still be applauded. He is trailing Marquez by 43 points a solid gap  but with about half the season remaining, he could certainly close that gap. If anything, he needs to watch out for Valentino Rossi sneaking up behind him in the rankings. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

10

3

2

1

5

2

Yamaha

122

2

2015

MotoGP

18

7

3

2

12

5

Yamaha

330

1

2014

MotoGP

18

2

6

3

11

1

Yamaha

263

3

2013

MotoGP

17

8

1

5

14

4

Yamaha

330

2

2012

MotoGP

18

6

10

0

16

7

Yamaha

350

1

2011

MotoGP

15

3

6

1

10

2

Yamaha

260

2

2010

MotoGP

18

9

5

2

16

7

Yamaha

383

1

2009

MotoGP

17

4

5

3

12

5

Yamaha

261

2

2008

MotoGP

17

1

3

2

6

4

Yamaha

190

4


Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is still hanging behind Jorge Lorenzo, but only barely. With 124 points, he keeps trying to close the distance to eventually pass Lorenzo, who has 138 points. Rossi was sitting pretty for most of the season last year until Lorenzo kicked it into high gear in the final race and caused Rossi to finish in second place by five points. Can he shake things up a bit and get out of the No. 3 spot?

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

10

2

2

0

4

2

Yamaha

111

3

2015

MotoGP

18

4

3

8

15

1

Yamaha

325

2

2014

MotoGP

18

2

6

5

13

1

Yamaha

295

2

2013

MotoGP

18

1

1

4

6

0

Yamaha

237

4

2012

MotoGP

18

0

2

0

2

0

Ducati

163

6

2011

MotoGP

17

0

0

1

1

0

Ducati

139

7

2010

MotoGP

14

2

2

6

10

1

Yamaha

233

3

2009

MotoGP

17

6

5

2

13

7

Yamaha

306

1

2008

MotoGP

18

9

5

2

16

2

Yamaha

373

1

2007

MotoGP

18

4

3

1

8

4

Yamaha

241

3

2006

MotoGP

17

5

4

1

10

5

Yamaha

247

2

2005

MotoGP

17

11

3

2

16

5

Yamaha

367

1

2004

MotoGP

16

9

2

0

11

5

Yamaha

304

1

2003

MotoGP

16

9

5

2

16

9

Honda

357

1

2002

MotoGP

16

11

4

0

15

7

Honda

355

1


Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa is still holding on to the fourth spot with 105 points. This is likely a frustrating position for him to be in considering he finished fourth in both 2014 and 2015. He has yet to claim a premier-class title, and it's looking like this year might be out of reach. He still has a chance to land on the podium, but does he have what it takes? Time will tell. 

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Season

Category

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Tot.

Poles

Bike

Points

Pos.

2016

MotoGP

10

0

0

2

2

0

Honda

96

4

2015

MotoGP

15

2

2

2

6

1

Honda

206

4

2014

MotoGP

18

1

3

6

10

1

Honda

246

4

2013

MotoGP

17

3

7

3

13

2

Honda

300

3

2012

MotoGP

18

7

4

4

15

5

Honda

332

2

2011

MotoGP

14

3

4

2

9

2

Honda

219

4

2010

MotoGP

15

4

5

0

9

4

Honda

245

2

2009

MotoGP

17

2

3

6

11

2

Honda

234

3

2008

MotoGP

17

2

5

4

11

2

Honda

249

3

2007

MotoGP

18

2

3

3

8

5

Honda

242

2

2006

MotoGP

17

2

2

4

8

4

Honda

215

5

 

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