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Lorenzo showed exactly why he's the champion with that display. He was imperious, recovering from an early wobble to boss the race. Totally justified his jewel-encrusted helmet, and a worthy winner in Valencia.

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Stoner seals second, Rossi completes the podium!

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Fittingly, the champion takes the win! Lorenzo does it again!

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Final lap of the final race of the season.

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Spies looks to have settled the battle for fourth - he's put some good distance between his bike and Dovizioso's.

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Lorenzo has just got to get through the last couple of laps to end his season in style.

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All sorts of action as the third last lap begins - but finally the upshot is that Spies has got - lost - and then reclaimed - fourth from Dovizioso!

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And he does! Spies gets past Simoncelli after the Italian tries to get past Dovizioso

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Spies gets within a whisker of passing Simoncelli but the Italian manages to deny him this time - still time for that to change.

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Pedrosa lonely too in seventh - four seconds behind Spies, but four seconds clear of Barbera.

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A good second separating Lorenzo from Stoner now - Rossi still some way behind on a lonely run to third.

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Lorenzo bearing down on a 9th win of the season - surely nobody can catch him now - he's looking assured and every inch a champion.

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Lorenzo and Stoner put in the same lap time last time around - to within three hundreths of a second.

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Has Rossi got any scope to get to Stoner? The deficit is around two seconds.

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Dovizioso pulls past Simoncelli - and Ben Spies is ahead of Pedrosa and contesting the battle for fourth.

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Lorenzo is pulling away immediately - he looked to be quicker than Stoner and he's proving it now he's in front.

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No he can't - but he does it at the next corner! Lorenzo leads - and anyone would think the Spanish crowd rather enjoyed seeing their world champion hit the front!

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Still Lorenzo just a couple of tenths behind - can he get by at the home straight?

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Lorenzo has had a couple of spells right on Stoner's back wheel and both times the Australian has seen off the threat, as he has with Rossi and Pedrosa earlier.

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Rossi has dropped back about a second from the leading pair - but Simoncelli is a further nine seconds back.

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Stoner sliding round the corner on the limit - Lorenzo chasing him every inch of the way.

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Simoncelli lunges past Pedrosa - and Dovizioso! Fourth place for the rookie - what a move!

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And Dovizioso gets there immediately! Through to fourth - is the Spaniard tiring from his injury?

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Dovizioso gets past Simoncelli - he takes fifth and that will leave him free to take on Pedrosa!

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Another Lorenzo wobble as he lifts out of a corner - he's riding right on the edge.

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Pedrosa is holidng on to fourth but Simoncelli's arrival is ever closer.

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Stoner runs wide! But he recovers in time and keeps Lorenzo at bay!

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Lorenzo is having a little look , pulling off the racing line to judge a pass on Stoner - the home straight might be the spot.

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Pedrosa has dropped right off the battle for the lead here, Simoncelli is reeling him in.

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Lorenzo has got himself on Stoner's wheel and he's taken Rossi with him - the first three are very close!

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Hector Barbera is heading a good scrap for eighth place. Three riders hot on his heels.

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Fourth for Pedrosa would secure second place in the championship. Rossi would hold on to third despite Stoner's win.

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Dovizioso is locked in an intriguing battle with Simoncelli for fifth - these two are just a little off the pace of the leading four.

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Stoner through in a 1:33.1 - the lead approaching a second for the Australian.

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Lorenzo does it! From second to fifth and then back to second - the Spanish champion sends a message to his soon-to-be ex-colleague!

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Lorenzo is eyeing a move on his team-mate here - he's very close indeed.

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Rossi is about a second behind Stoner now, and Lorenzo is giving him no respite. Pedrosa tailing off a touch.

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Rossi gets through! And an opportunistic Lorenzo follows at once! Great work from the Yamaha pair!

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Rossi swarming all over the back of Pedrosa's Honda - Pedrosa is having to defend and that's opening a little breathing room for Stoner in front.

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The first four riders are separated by 1.1 seconds. Nobody's place is safe.

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Rossi himself is looking good, closing the gap to just three-tenths of a second to Pedrosa.

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Pedrosa has a look down the inside on the first corner but Stoner brakes late and slams the door closed. Brave move and holds off the threat for now, but the Spaniard is quicker at the moment.

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Looks like Pedrosa is beginning to bridge the gap to Stoner at the front.

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Lorenzo is in a hurry to get past Simoncelli after their previous coming together - and he does it on the home straight!

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Pedrosa sets the fastest lap - a 1:32.9.

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Late on the brakes - Rossi squeezes by at the first corner! Simoncelli reluctant to give the place up but Rossi makes it count!

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Rossi closing on Simoncelli - a passing attempt cannot be far away...

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Replays of the Hayden incident show he went off on his own.

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A little bit of a cushion emerges between the leading riders - closest battle is between Rossi and Simoncelli for third - the Yamaha man has bounced back.

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The race order - Stoner, Pedrosa, Simoncelli, Rossi, Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Spies

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What a start - Stoner untroubled in front but there's mayhem behind him.

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Hayden is off!

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Lorenzo! Wow! He ducked inside on Simoncelli when there was no room - but somehow, somehow - despite touching - he holds on to the bike and stays on!

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Great start from Hayden, who's up to second. Lorenzo gets ahead of Simoncelli but the Italian responds at the next corner!

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Lorenzo and Rossi have been dropped to fifth and eighth!

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Looks like Lorenzo has lost a couple of places here.

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Stoner holds - but Pedrosa is up to fifth!

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Away we go!

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The warm-up lap begins in front of over 80,000 Spanish fans who've been spoilt so far today.

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We'll see thirty laps around the Valencia circuit, which is roughly 2.5 miles long.

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A word of congratulations for Marco Simoncelli by the way - the Italian rookie is on the front row after qualifying for the first time this year.

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It will be a very different grid next year. Team changes, people moving on, people coming in - with the title decided it's a chance for riders and teams to set down a marker for 2011. As the pulsating Moto2 contest showed, just because the championship is not on the line, there's no reason we won't see a thrilling race.

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The weather is looking terrific in Valencia - a bright November day on the Mediterranean.

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Stoner has pedigree in Valencia qualifying, he's been on pole three times in a row now. But last year's winner was Dani Pedrosa.

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Lorenzo, the 2010 champion, is showing off a jewel-encrusted helmet in honour of his success. He's been head and shoulders above the field this year.

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It's Valentino Rossi's last race for Yamaha today. The Italian motorcycling legend starts fourth, and if results go his way he could snatch second place in the championship from Dani Pedrosa.

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On pole for today's race is Casey Stoner - he's been in strong form in the latter stages of this campaign, and leads from new champion Jorge Lorenzo.

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If you've only just joined us you've missed a British winner and a Spanish world champion in the 125cc class.

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There's also been a thrilling race in the Moto2 championship with an unlikely winner.

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Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to LIVE updates of the final race of the MotoGP season in Valencia.