Just two weeks after the last MotoGP race, the 12th edition of the Official MotoGP Season Review is now available. It is edited by BT Sport commentator Julian Ryder with contributions from some of the most respected journalists in the paddock. Mat Oxley, himself a TT winner, writes his compelling take on the season and technical guru Neil Spalding contributes analysis of the bikes.
There has never been a season quite like 2015. It had everything: Valentino Rossi at 36 years of age coming within one race of his tenth world championship title and sealing his legacy as the greatest ever seen; Marc Marquez struggling with recalcitrant machinery; Dani Pedrosa coming back from what looked like career-ending arm problems.
And it had Jorge Lorenzo. The Spaniard won his third MotoGP crown by winning decisively, leading each lap of each of his seven victories.
A unique feature of the Official MotoGP Season Review is Julian Ryder’s ‘Rider’s Rider of the Year’ in which the riders themselves vote for their top ten. Some years this produces surprising results and this happened in 2015 – the number one according to the riders’ votes isn’t the new world champion!