MotoGP round 4 in Jerez saw Valentino Rossi celebrate Pole Position, the fastest lap and the race win in the Spanish Grand Prix. Team mate Jorge Lorenzo was a distant 2nd and equally adrift was series leader Marc Marquez. Irishman Eugene Laverty continued his great form with a superb 8th place. British fans were dancing under the sun as Pole man Sam Lowes took Moto2 by storm, winning easily from Jonas Folger and Alex Rins. And in Moto3, Brad Binder recovered from a penalty that put him on the back row of the grid to win from 16 year old rookie Pole Position starter Niccolo Bulega and Mahindra hero Francesco Bagnaia.
Marc Marquez kept his unbeaten MotoGP record in Texas to win for the fourth time at Circuit of the Americas in a tough race for some top names. Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone were second and third. Alex Rins was imperious in Moto2 from Sam Lowes and Johan Zarco. And in Moto3 it was Romano Fenati from Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder.
Marc Marquez overcame a difficult week in Argentina to win round 2 of the series, with Valentino Rossi second and Dani Pedrosa third after Ducati's Andrea Iannone and Dovizioso crashed out a corner from the flag. Moto 2 world champion Johan Zarco held off Sam Lowes and Jonas Folger for the win, while in Moto3 it was a sensational first ever win for 17 year old Khairul Pawi (and the first GP win for a Malaysian) with Jorge Navarro and Brad Binder second and third.
Jorge Lorenzo won the first MotoGP of 2016 under the lights of Losail International Circuit. Andrea Dovizioso held off a last gasp charge from Marc Marquez with Valentino Rossi fourth. A controversial start to Moto2 saw 6 riders get a ride through penalty for 'jumped starts', but it was Thomas Lutthi who took the win from Luis Salom and Simone Corsi after 20s penalties were applied to Franky Morbidelli and Sandro Cortese late in the race, (also for jumped starts). The opening Grand Prix of 2016 saw Nicco Antonelli steal the Moto3 win on the line from Brad Binder. Francesco Bagnaia was Mahindra's hero in third.