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Recap 2010: Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana

Recap 2010: Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana’s comprehensive summary of the 18th and final round of the season at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit Valencia offers you the chance to re-live the best of the action, with easy one-click access to video highlights.

The 18th and final round of the season brought an end to the 2010 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia on the first weekend in November, and it was a fitting conclusion to the year with great races in all three categories.

The pre-event press conference got the ball rolling, and followed a successful Day of Champions which raised over €40,000 for MotoGP’s Official Charity, Riders for Health.

On-track, Casey Stoner – in his final GP with Ducati – was strong as he led the first and third practice sessions, sealing pole position as well. World Champion Jorge Lorenzo hinted at his pace with the top time in the second practice, something which would come to the fore in the race.

When race day arrived the 125cc event saw the 2010 title decided in favour of Marc Márquez as he finished fourth. Bradley Smith signed off from the class with his first win of the season thanks to a solid display, but the day belonged to a delighted Márquez in front of a home crowd numbering just over 80,000.

Another rider taking not only his first win of the season but of his career was Karel Abraham, who triumphed in the Moto2 race as he proved a point before moving up to the MotoGP class for 2011.

In the elite category it was World Champion Lorenzo who capped his fine season off with a ninth win of the year in the last race of 2010, followed onto the podium by Stoner and, in his last race for Yamaha, Valentino Rossi.

As well as the traditional post-race press conference featuring the three podium riders, Yamaha held their own media gathering as well to mark the end of a highly successful seven-year partnership with Rossi.

Later that evening the FIM Awards Ceremony took place with Lorenzo, Moto2 World Champion Toni Elías and Márquez all receiving their trophies.

The OnBoard cameras recorded the best of the action, including Dani Pedrosa’s blistering start, and the Paddock Girls added to the end of season party atmosphere.

MotoGP, 2010

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