In numbers: Lorenzo v Rossi

Much has been said about Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi's title battle, with the two Movistar Yamaha riders fighting for the Championship until the final race where Lorenzo emerged victorious.

Marc Marquez's role in Lorenzo's title success has taken up many newspaper lines, but if taking Marquez and all the talk away, the numbers show that Lorenzo was the faster of the pair, but Rossi was slightly more consistent.

Race wins:

Lorenzo – 7           
Rossi – 4

Podium finishes:

Lorenzo – 12            
Rossi – 15

Pole positions:

Lorenzo – 5            
Rossi – 1

Race fastest laps:

Lorenzo – 6            
Rossi – 4

Laps led:

Lorenzo – 274        
Rossi – 50

Retirements:

Lorenzo – 1            
Rossi – 0

Points:

Lorenzo – 330            
Rossi – 325

The controversy surrounding Lorenzo's win is unlikely to calm any time soon, but regardless the 2015 season was one to remember. Roll on 2016…

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