8 Nov 2010

Lorenzo sets points record for season

5:55 am on 8 November 2010

World champion motorcyclist Jorge Lorenzo won the last race of the MotoGP season in Valencia to claim his ninth victory of the campaign and set a record points tally of 383 for the year.

The Spaniard, who wrapped up the title last month, passed Valentino Rossi's previous record of 373 set when the Italian won the title in 2008.

Rossi finished third in his final race for Yamaha after seven successful seasons and hugged his bike on the side of the track after the race.

He moves to Ducati next year.