Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo

On pole for the fourth time this season, Jorge Lorenzo, 29, is the youngest rider to reach the milestone of 250 Grand Prix starts.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez

Making his 150th Grand Prix start on Sunday, Marc Marquez is second on the grid, his 12th front-row start of 2016.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has not won a MotoGP race at Valencia since 2004, when he shared the podium with Max Biaggi and Troy Bayliss.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Maverick Viñales

Maverick Viñales

Maverick Viñales is aiming to be the first Suzuki rider to finish on the podium at Valencia since American John Hopkins was third in 2007.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso is starting fifth on the factory Ducati, his best premier-class qualifying result in nine appearances at Valencia.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Pol Espargaro

Pol Espargaro

Taking the final place on the second row of the starting grid, Pol Espargaro finished fifth last year at Valencia, equaling his best result of 2015.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Andrea Iannone

Andrea Iannone

Andrea Iannone, who is making his final appearance with Ducati, has failed to score any points in his three previous attempts at Valencia.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa

After missing three races with a collarbone injury, Dani Pedrosa has qualified in eighth position. Pedrosa has six Grand Prix wins at Valencia.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro is ninth on the grid, his worst qualifying performance since the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith is 10th on the grid, which is the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider’s best qualifying result this season since the Italian Grand Prix.Photo: Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto