The Italian motorcycle rider Andrea Dovicioso, from the Ducati unit, won the MotoGP World Championship at the end of season 19 – the Grand Prix of the most prestigious MotoGP category in Valencia.
Alexis Rinx of Suzuki Ecstar came in second behind Dovicioso on Sunday, while third-placed Pols Espargaró of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing finished third. However, the fourth was another Italian rider, Mikkel Pirro of Ducati, Repsol Honda's Spaniard Dani Pedros, was fifth, while Takai Nakagami of LCR Honda Idemitsu finished the top six.
The final phase was chaotic, as it was completed by only 15 riders. During the race, there were heavy rains and, as a result, another 13 athletes suffered falls and did not finish.
Among the non-finalists were also the current world champion Mark Markess of Spain, representing the Repsol Honda. He was crowned champion in early October.
Overall, Markess scored 321 points this season, with Dovicioso second with 245 points while Movistar Yamaha's Italian Valentino Rosi came in third with 198 points.
Markess is the 5th world champion and winner of the MotoGP class in the last three years. He joined the most prestigious class in 2013 and became the champion in his debut season.
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