Moto GP: Spanish Grand Prix

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ByTheMinMotoGP

Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to BTM coverage of the final, and decisive, Moto GP of the season, from Valencia, as Marquez and Dovizioso go for the title. @Ugster1 with you for it.

Marquez the huge favourite, of course, as he has a big championship lead and also starts on pole. Will take an unlikely sequence of events for Marquez not to add to his three premier class world titles.

Will keep you updated on that as we go through the race. Right now, let’s have a look at the grid...

1. Marquez 2. Zarco 3. Iannone 4. Lorenzo 5. Pedrosa 6. Pirro 7. Rossi 8. A. Espargaró 9. Dovizioso 10. Rins 11. P. Espargaró 12. Miller 13. Viñales 14. Rabat 15. Petrucci 16. Crutchlow 17. Smith 18. Abraham 19. Kallio 20. Barberá 21. Bautista 22. Redding 23. Baz 24. Lowes 25. van der Mark

So, can the most exciting motor sport around (there’s no contest, really) gives us a finish to match the season, or will Marquez have an easy Sunday? We’ll know very soon.

Other interesting things to keep an eye on - how will Zarco do, can he end a great debut season with a win? Will Lorenzo from the second row be a factor? How about the old warhorse Rossi? To note - Pol Espargaro will be starting from pit lane after needed another engine. Warm up lap underway...

Back on the grid...we’re off! Marquez and Pedrosa lead into the first corner...

Dovi up to sixth already, but the Hondas controlling the race at the mo...

CRASH! Bautista off at turn six.

Zarco goes under Pedrosa to take second on the second lap. Dovi up to fifth.