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MotoGP Awards Ceremony

Jorge Lorenzo took center stage at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia on Sunday evening as he was officially presented with his 2010 FIM MotoGP World Championship trophy, during the traditional gala ceremony to mark the close of the season.

The Awards Ceremony, which was broadcast worldwide and presented by the BBC’s Jennie Gow and TVE’s Ernest Riveras, culminated with 23 year-old Lorenzo being presented with his first premier class MotoGP World Championship trophy.

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President of the Generalitat Valenciana Mr. Francisco Camps, Mayoress of Valencia Ms. Rita Barberá and Dorna Sports CEO Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta were in attendance at the glittering event to present Lorenzo with his prize, whilst FIM President Mr. Vito Ippolito and Road Racing Commission President Mr. Claude Danis handed the Spanish rider his MotoGP World Championship medal.

Prior to Lorenzo receiving his prize a number of other awards were presented as a range of riders were recognized for their achievements this season. Inaugural Moto2 World Champion Toni Elias and 125cc winner Marc Marquez, who sealed his first-ever World Championship title earlier in the day at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, both accepted their trophies as well.

Other MotoGP categories for which prizes were awarded included the Rookie of the Year, the BMW M Award for best qualifier in the MotoGP class, the Tissot Pole of Poles, Best Grand Prix, and the Team and Manufacturer World Championship titles.