5/11 Ryan Rothwell Ryan Rothway was the top rider in 2016, finishing third in the standings for the first time in his career.
He took the win from teammate Luke Davenport in the same race.
His season came to an end in a spectacular crash, with the 29-year-old missing out on the podium.
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He is the first Italian to be in the top 10 since Andrea Dovizioso in 2010.
Rossi finished in sixth place last year.
He scored a maiden pole position of the season at Imola and will try to recapture that success at the start of the new campaign.
He also took third place in the points standings.
He finished the season fifth in the constructors’ standings. Related