Motorcycling: List of world champions

Roll call of last ten motorcycling world champions ahead of the start of the 2017 season in Qatar on Sunday (year, driver, nationality, team):

MotoGP

2016: Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda)

2015: Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha)

2014: Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda)

2013: Marc Marquez (ESP/Honda)

2012: Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha)

2011: Casey Stoner (AUS/Honda)

2010: Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha)

2009: Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha)

2008: Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha)

2007: Casey Stoner (AUS/Ducati)

Moto2

2016: Johann Zarco (FRA/Kalex)

2015: Johann Zarco (FRA/Kalex)

2014: Esteve Rabat (ESP/Kalex)

2013: Pol Espargaro (ESP/Kalex)

2012: Marc Marquez (ESP/Suter)

2011: Stefan Bradl (GER/Kalex)

2010: Toni Elias (ESP/Moriwaki)

2009: Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN/Honda)

2008: Marco Simoncelli (ITA/Gilera)

2007: Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Aprilia)

Note: 250cc category until 2009

Moto3

2016: Brad Binder (AFS/KTM)

2015: Danny Kent (GBR/Honda)

2014: Alex Marquez (ESP/Honda)

2013: Maverick Vinales (ESP/KTM)

2012: Sandro Cortese (GER/KTM)

2011: Nicolas Terol (ESP/Aprilia)

2010: Marc Marquez (ESP/Derbi)

2009: Julian Simon (ESP/Aprilia)

2008: Mike Di Meglio (FRA/Derbi)

2007: Gabor Talmacsi (HUN/Aprilia)

Note: 125cc category until 2011