MotoGP: Pedrosa ends career with fifth place and Repsol Honda win the triple crown
Rain interrupted the last race of the year, in which Marc Márquez crashed on Lap 7 and Dani Pedrosa ended his Grand Prix career after 18 seasons.
Dani Pedrosa- For sure I had a particular feeling before today’s race, knowing that the moment of my final race had arrived. Well, actually it turned out that I had two! Unfortunately the weather was really tricky. In both races, I struggled so much with the rear and couldn’t really get on the gas. I was actually expecting to have a better feeling in the second race, as there was less water on the track. But we changed the tyres and I had no grip, so I could only try and finish the race with no crashes. It’s a bit of a shame, but when I got back to the pits, I found everybody waiting for me—the team, my family, my people—and there was a very emotional atmosphere. I was pleased to see their emotion. It meant a lot to me. Now I’ll have several events to attend, but after that I’ll try and have some time to myself and relax a bit before next year.
The Valencia Grand Prix finished with a fifth place for Dani Pedrosa in the second race, which took place following a storm that interrupted the initial contest after thirteen laps.
Marc Márquez fell at Turn 9 of the seventh lap, when he was riding in third position.
With today’s result, the Repsol Honda Team added the team title to the rider and constructors honours, completing the triple crown.