Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo or Marc Marquez? CLICK HERE to vote!

The second half of the 2015 MotoGP season starts next weekend at Indianapolis with Valentino Rossi leading the championship by 13 points.

But who you think will be crowned world champion at the Valencia season finale on November 8?

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Rossi's charge towards a tenth grand prix title has been built upon a perfect run of nine podium finishes, including three victories, which have kept him at the top of the championship since the Qatar season-opener.

But it is Movistar Yamaha team-mate and closest rival Jorge Lorenzo who has taken the most race wins. The Spaniard dominated four races in a row to rocket up the standings, before yielding some breathing room back to his team-mate at Assen and Sachsenring.

Lorenzo scored more points than any other rider during the second half of last season.

Meanwhile the biggest question mark regards reigning champion Marc Marquez. The Repsol Honda star is currently fourth in the championship and 65 points from Rossi after suffering three DNFs.

But if - as his results at the last two rounds suggest - the young Spaniard has got the rear of his RCV back under control, might he mount a remarkable title comeback?

Having won the championship in both his previous MotoGP seasons and undefeated in the opening ten rounds of last year, Rossi and Lorenzo have made clear they will never write off the #93, who has set the fastest lap at the last four grands prix.

But the maths remains daunting: Marquez needs to outscore Rossi by an average of 7.3 points per race to pass the Italian by the end of the season.

Four points in front of Marquez in the championship is Ducati's Andrea Iannone, whose team-mate Andrea Dovizioso has slipped to fifth. It's been a great start to his first factory Ducati season for Iannone, who has claimed a pair of podiums, while Dovizioso was runner-up four times in the opening five races.

But the GP15 is yet to achieve the target set by Ducati Corse General Manager Gigi Dall'Igna of at least one race win, and as such we haven't included the pair as title contenders at this stage.

Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo or Marc Marquez? CLICK HERE to vote - after which you will see the latest results - and explain your choice in the comments section below...

MotoGP 2015: Stats after round 9 of 18:
Points:
1. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 179
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 166
3. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 118
4. Marc Marquez (Honda) 114
5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 87
6. Bradley Smith (Yamaha) 87

Race wins:
1. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 4
2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 3
3. Marc Marquez (Honda) 2

Podiums:
1. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 9
2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 5
=3. Marc Marquez (Honda) 4
=3. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 4
=5. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 2
=5. Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 2
7. Cal Crutchlow (Honda) 1

Fastest race lap:
1. Marc Marquez (Honda) 4
2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 3
=3. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1
=3. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 1

Pole positions:
1. Marc Marquez (Honda) 4
=2. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 1
=2. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) 1
=2. Andrea Iannone (Ducati) 1
=2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 1
=2. Aleix Espargaro (Suzuki) 1

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Someone said it's like asking 12 year olds and was a waste of time, well the thing is Rossi has a lot of fans, and we will vote for him.

I have very little doubt that Rossi will win a 10th WC this year.

Here's why, unlike last year Vale now has a much better bike, he's in much better shape and he's riding like a champion, remember he's done this all before and he knows how to win a title or two.

Now let's just remember a few years ago many on here was saying he would never win another race never mind a title, saying he was finished, well I should remind the doubters and the haters of Vale that he has won races and he is leading the title race this year and he will defend this lead because he has the ability to do so.

There will be many of us that will really like it but there will be many who don't want it to happen and will be jealous, I think he will do it this year.