Valencia GP (2018)

16 Nov - 18 Nov
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Yamaha was headed for 1-2 in Valencia, say Vinales and Rossi

Yamaha MotoGP riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales believe they were on course for a 1-2 finish in the heavy rain in Valencia, before Vinales crashed and the race was stopped.

Rossi: Losing another win chance a "s*** emotion"

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi admits that crashing while fighting for victory in two races in a row is a "s*** emotion".

Dovizioso: Two key decisions made Valencia win possible

Andrea Dovizioso says his victory in the MotoGP season finale in Valencia was made possible by an important call in warm-up and a mid-race set-up tweak.

Marquez: Valencia tyre choice "first big mistake" of 2018

Honda rider Marc Marquez says his bold tyre choice for the MotoGP season finale in Valencia was his “first big mistake” of the 2018 campaign.

Espargaro: Podium charge "unreal" after "wild highside"

KTM rider Pol Espargaro has described his Valencia MotoGP podium charge as “unreal” after recovering from a “wild highside” crash in the first part of the race.

Miller: Belated Valencia GP red flag "a joke"

Pramac Ducati rider Jack Miller has expressed his frustration with how long it took MotoGP race direction to stop the wet race in Valencia, the Aussie labelling the situation “a joke”.

Valencia GP: Dovizioso wins chaotic race, KTM scores first podium

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso emerged victorious in a stop-start, attrition-heavy 2018 MotoGP season finale at a wet Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Espargaro prepared to risk crashing for big KTM result

Pol Espargaro says he will “need to risk” in the Valencia MotoGP season finale as he is faced with an opportunity to score a landmark finish for his KTM team.

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez leads Espargaro in wet warm-up

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez bounced back from his crash-affected qualifying by dominating a wet warm-up in Valencia, setting the pace by 0.805s.

Vinales says "top seven" the target despite taking pole

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales says a top-seven finish would be “great” in the MotoGP 2018 season finale in Valencia, despite having claimed a surprise pole in qualifying.

Rossi "very uncomfortable" in the dry in Valencia

Valentino Rossi says he was "very uncomfortable" riding the Yamaha MotoGP bike in the dry this weekend in Valencia, en route to 16th on the grid for Sunday's race.

Marquez overcame crash pain to "save" his qualifying

Marc Marquez was happy to have “saved” his qualifying in Valencia by placing fifth, the MotoGP champion overcoming lingering shoulder pain from a mid-session crash.

Valencia MotoGP: Vinales goes Q1-to-pole in epic qualifying

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales fought through Q1 to take pole position in a scintillating final qualifying session of the 2018 season in Valencia.

Valencia MotoGP: Petrucci tops FP3, Yamahas to Q1

Pramac Ducati's Danilo Petrucci topped the Saturday morning MotoGP practice at Valencia as Valentino Rossi crashed and was resigned to Q1 alongside Maverick Vinales and Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo's injury feels "worse than expected" in Valencia

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says his injuries felt “worse than expected” in Friday practice ahead of his final MotoGP race with the manufacturer in Valencia.

Smith "worried" about Silverstone-like Valencia conditions

KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith says he is "a little bit worried" about the Valencia race on Sunday after "borderline dangerous" track conditions in Friday practice.

Valencia MotoGP: Petrucci quickest in second practice

Pramac Ducati rider Danilo Petrucci topped the second wet-weather practice session of the MotoGP season finale in Valencia.

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez leads Pramac pair in disrupted FP1

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez was fastest in the opening practice at Valencia, which was red-flagged early on due to weather conditions.

Departing Redding won't miss MotoGP "attitudes"

Scott Redding says he won't miss the "atmosphere" of MotoGP and "the general attitude" within the series after he departs for British Superbikes.

Bradl continues as Crutchlow's stand-in in Valencia finale

Injured LCR Honda MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow has been officially ruled out from the 2018 season finale in Valencia, with Honda tester Stefan Bradl again called up as his replacement.

Rabat rules out Valencia GP comeback

Injured Avintia Ducati rider Tito Rabat has ruled out contesting the MotoGP season finale in Valencia, and will instead focus on being fit for post-season testing.