Valentino Rossi of the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team places first at the 7th round of the 2016 MotoGP

On June 5, 2016, Valentino Rossi, who races for the EXEDY-sponsored Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team, placed first at the 7th round of the 2016 MotoGP, which was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. This victory was Rossi’s second for the season.

Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Valentino Rossi (right)

Starting the race at fifth on the grid and situated in the second column of riders, Rossi fell into eighth place during the hectic scene at the circuit’s first corner. He soon turned this around however, making his way into third by the end of the first lap and finding his way into first place during the seventh. Although dogged by riders vying for his spot for the remainder of the race, he was able to take back his lead during the last two laps and ultimately passed the finish line in first.

Valentino Rossi (center) on the winners podium

His teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, withdrew from the race after another rider collided into his motorcycle.

2016 MotoGP Calendar

Race Date Lorenzo Rossi
Round 1 Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar March 20th 1st 4th
Round 2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina April 3rd DNF 2nd
Round 3 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas April 10th 2nd DNF
Round 4 Gran Premio Red Bull de España April 24th 2nd 1st
Round 5 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France May 8th 1st 2nd
Round 6 Gran Premio d'Italia TIM May 22nd 1st DNF
Round 7 Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya June 5th DNF 1st
Round 8 Motul TT Assen June 26th    
Round 9 GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland July 17th    
Round 10 NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich August 14th    
Round 11 HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky August 21st    
Round 12 Octo British Grand Prix September 4th    
Round 13 Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini September 11th    
Round 14 Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón September 25th    
Round 15 Motul Grand Prix of Japan October 16th    
Round 16 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix October 23rd    
Round 17 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix October 30th    
Round 18 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana November 13th    

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