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Lorenzo clinches MotoGP title

Updated 1501 GMT (2301 HKT) November 8, 2015
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Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo shows his sheer delight at clinching his third MotoGP title after winning the Valencia Grand Prix. He edged teammate Valentino Rossi by just five points in the overall standings. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Lorenzo celebrated his win before a capacity 110,000 crowd at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia. He had started the race seven points behind Rossi in the overall standings. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Lorenzo leads away from the start of the Valencia Grand Prix after taking first place on the grid. Rossi (no 46) can be seen towards the rear of the field. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Lorenzo had reigning two-time champion Marc Marquez for close company for the entire race as they battled for top spot. Marquez eventually finished second with his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa in third. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images
Rossi had to start from the back of the grid in the finale to the season but battled his way through the field in typical style to take fourth. JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Rossi's tangle with Marquez in the penultimate round in Malaysia led to a penalty which left him on the back of the grid in the finale in Spain. Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Lorenzo's victory in the Czech MotoGP drew him level with teammate Rossi at the top of the standings in a tight title race which was decided in the final round. ©Movistar Yamaha
Rossi took an early lead in the championship by winning the opener under the lights in Qatar. Mirco Lazzari /Getty Images