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9 days ago
By BT Sport

Catalunya 2009 crowned 'The Greatest Race' of MotoGP™ era

BT Sport's quest to find the greatest MotoGP™ race has come to an end with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo's epic battle winning the vote

British MotoGP™ broadcaster BT Sport has crowned 'The Greatest Race' after their five-week search came to an end over the weekend. 2009's Catalan Grand Prix was the clear winner in the polls as 45% of fans voted for the classic battle between Yamaha teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to be named the best race of the MotoGP™ era.

The famous last-lap duel beat 2008's American Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, 2018's Termas Clash and the 2015 Australian Grand Prix in a star-studded finale. Rossi and Stoner's Laguna Seca scrap claimed the silver medal with 22% of the vote, with the 2015 Phillip Island duel between Rossi, Lorenzo, Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone taking third place.

BT Sport also confirmed that, despite the Greatest Race search coming to an end, Grand Prix racing will continue to take centre stage on the channel every Sunday with the announcement that, starting from Sunday May 3rd, The Greatest Years will begin. Every Sunday, the BT Sport crew will take a trip down memory lane and look back at some classic MotoGP™ years, starting with 1992 and the two-stroke 500cc machines this coming Sunday at 10am with interviews lined-up with some of the key figures from each historic season.

Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta also joined the show on Sunday to offer his thoughts on the five-week quest to find the Greatest MotoGP™ race but also provided some important insight on when premier class racing could return this year. 

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