Valencia Motogp News
The 42-year-old Rossi, a nine-time world champion across categories, took all the applause from the 75000 crowd as he rode an ovation lap in Valencia, which was his 432nd GP since starting his career back in 1996.
Pole-sitter Franco Morbidelli won the race for this third victory of the season, but it was not enough to keep Mir from securing the title with one race to go
MotoGP 2020: Australian Jack Miller tops Valencia MotoGP practice, championship leader Joan Mir crashes
Mir suffered a late blip at the Ricardo Tormo circuit when he came off at Turn 4 with 11 minutes to go, an error that saw him drop to 11th in the standings.
MotoGP 2019: Marc Marquez triple-crown winning season for Repsol Honda, Fabio Quartararo's breakout year and other talking points
Honda Repsol's Marc Marquez has won 12 races and the gap to his closest competitor in the points standings is a staggering 151 points