MotoGP Championship | 2010 Points

Valencia | Final Round

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha M1) signed off a hugely successful 2010 campaign with his ninth win of the year today, taking victory at Valencia in front of a delighted home crowd.

The MotoGP World Champion, who before this weekend had never won at the circuit, eventually crossed the finish line 4.576 seconds clear of Casey Stoner (Ducati GP10), who was followed onto the podium by Valentino Rossi (Yamaha M1).

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC212V) – who sealed runner-up spot in the Championship with seventh – Héctor Barberá (Páginas Amarillas Aspar), Álvaro Bautista (Rizla Suzuki) and Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda RC212V) ended their 2010 seasons with top-ten finishes.

Aleix Espargaró (Pramac Ducati Racing), Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team), Hiroshi Aoyama (Interwetten Honda MotoGP) and Carlos Checa (Pramac Ducati Racing) completed the 15 finishers.

There was disappointment for Nicky Hayden (Ducati GP10) who crashed out at the start having risen to second position, whilst Loris Capirossi (Rizla Suzuki) retired from the race with 17 laps remaining.

Lorenzo’s final points tally of 383 is also a new record for the most points scored in a single season in the MotoGP class. His win was also the first at Valencia for Yamaha in the 800cc era.

2010 Final MotoGP Championship Standings

1Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA383
2Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA245
3Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA233
4Casey STONERDucatiAUS225
5Andrea DOVIZIOSOHondaITA206
6Ben SPIESYamahaUSA176
7Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA163
9Randy DE PUNIETHondaFRA116
10Marco MELANDRIHondaITA103
11Colin EDWARDSYamahaUSA103
12Hector BARBERADucatiSPA90
13Alvaro BAUTISTASuzukiSPA85
14Aleix ESPARGARODucatiSPA65
15Hiroshi AOYAMAHondaJPN53
16Loris CAPIROSSISuzukiITA44
17Mika KALLIODucatiFIN43
19Roger Lee HAYDENHondaUSA5
20Kousuke AKIYOSHIHondaJPN4
21Carlos CHECADucatiSPA1
22Wataru YOSHIKAWAYamahaJPN1