The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2017

The top 10 MotoGP riders of 2017

Five winners across three teams, but plenty more impressive performers throughout the field - here are the top riders of the season

After 2016's bumper crop of nine different race winners representing four different manufacturers, '17 was in some respects a return to normality for MotoGP, with only five riders winning races all season and the 'big three' teams monopolising the top step on the podium.

At the sharp end, the season started off looking like a five-way fight for title honours. But, as the campaign wore on, that shortlist was eventually boiled down to a two-way battle for glory that fittingly went down to the wire at Valencia.

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