Lorenzo wins season-ending Valencia GP, secures MotoGP title
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 08, 2015 10:08 PM
MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain leads the race followed by Marc Marquez, during the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix, the last race of the season, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)TALES AZZONI
AP Sports Writer
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Jorge Lorenzo has won his third MotoGP title with a victory at the season-ending Valencia GP on Sunday as Valentino Rossi failed to make enough ground from the back of the grid.
Lorenzo entered the race trailing Rossi by seven points but the veteran Italian couldn't manage more than a fourth-place finish. Rossi, who needed to finish at least second, started last on the grid because of a penalty for kicking Marc Marquez in the previous race.
Lorenzo ended with 330 points, five more than Rossi, who was trying to win his eighth world title and the first since 2009.
Lorenzo added to his MotoGP triumphs in 2010 and 2012. The 28-year-old Spaniard started from pole position and stayed in front from the start.