An early start to a new season for Eugene Laverty.
The Valencia Test is a great opportunity to see the new MotoGP bikes stripped of their liveries. Note how Marc Marquez has redone his helmet to match his Honda RC213V.
Get used to seeing the running Michelin man, the French tire-maker will be the spec-tire provider for the 2016 season and onwards.
Scott Redding had very positive things to say about the Ducati at the Valencia Test.
Bradley Smith found a lot of positives while trying out the factory Yamaha YZR-M1. This has been a breakout season for Smith, hopefully Yamaha will continue to give him the support he needs.
Andrea Iannone found a new level to his riding, in 2015. What does 2016 have in store for the Italian?
Valentino Rossi came very close to his tenth World Championship victory, we expect that only to fuel him more in 2016.
A new Aprilia GP bike cannot come more quickly for Stefan Bradl.
Andrea Dovizioso is hoping for some Ducati magic in the off-season.
Jorge Lorenzo started the Valencia Test for the first time as five-time World Champion.
Marc Marquez having a think and a stroll.
Dovizioso is one of the best development riders currently in the paddock. Michelin will be leaning on him a lot over the coming months and season.
Wherefore art thou, Valentino?
Cal Crutchlow had a strong 2015, and finished 6th fastest at the Valencia Test.
Jack Miller will be with the Marc VDS Racing squad for 2016, as the expectations raise for the young Australian.
Penny for your thoughts, Loris.
Teammate: noun – the first person you must always beat.
No one had a better season than Danilo Petrucci. Fast, funny, and showing a lot of talent on sub-par machines.
The rise of a new alien.
Pol Espargaro getting ready for a session at the Valencia Test.
A new addition to the MotoGP paddock, welcome Mr. Tito Rabat.
With his performances on and off the track, Dani Pedrosa converted a great number of nay-sayers this season into solid fans.
Aleix Espargo is hoping for a seamless gearbox and another 20hp to appear in the off-season.
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