The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2016

The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2016

This year's MotoGP champion produced arguably the most astounding campaign of anyone in motorsport in 2016. Behind Marc Marquez, it was a wide open season of surprise heroics and falls from grace

If you scan back through MotoGP results from the end of the 2015 season to build a list of nine different winners, you'd go as far as May '07, more than 150 grands prix ago.

Aided by some wild weather and new tyres and electronics, MotoGP matched that in an often-chaotic 2016 alone - nine different winners, including a run of eight in eight races.

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