MotoGP »

Pedrosa celebrates title season in style.

Dani Pedrosa celebrated his 250cc World Championship title in style with home victory, in front of over 122,000 fans, in today's season ending Valencia Grand Prix.

Pedrosa pressured early leader Sebastián Porto until the eleventh lap, taking the lead with a clean move and stretching out a clear advantage.

Porto pushed hard to stay with the World Champion but lost control of his Aprilia on the nineteenth lap, leaving Toni Elías to win a furious battle with Hiroshi Aoyama for second.

Aoyama was later disqualified from third when his bike weighed in at 500g underneath the minimum weight limit, meaning Randy de Puniet was promoted to the podium.

Fourth place for Franco Battaini sealed the Best Privateer award for the Italian whilst British teenager Chaz Davies, the youngest rider in the class, scored his best ever finish in fifth.

250cc Valencia Grand Prix – top ten:

1. Pedrosa (Honda)
2. Elias (Honda) +8.086secs
3. De Puniet (Aprilia) +27.412secs
4. Battaini (Aprilia) +31.620secs
5. Davies (Aprilia) +34.059secs
6. Nieto (Aprilia) +34.784secs
7. Rolfo (Honda) +40.352secs
8. Matsudo (Yamaha) +46.761secs
9. Faubel (Aprilia) +46.770secs
10. Baldolini (Aprilia) +58.235secs

* Aoyama disqualified from third.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Pedrosa 1st, Elias 2nd, Aoyama 3rd (later disqualified), Valencia 250GP race
Pedrosa, Porto, Valencia 250GP race
Start, Valencia 250GP race
Jones`s brakes, Australian Moto2 Race 2016
Jones, Brakes, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Jones, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Jones, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Jones, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Jones, Brakes, Australian MotoGP Race 2016
Rossi, Crutchlow, Vinales, Australian MotoGP 2016
Miller fans, Australian MotoGP 2016
Locatelli, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Ono, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Ono, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Barton, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Locatelli, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Rodrigo, Australian Moto3 Race 2016
Herrera, Australian Moto3 Race 2016

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.