In an incredible rookie season in which he has continuously broken records, Marc Marquez became the youngest ever MotoGP champion at the Ricardo Tormo circuit with a mature ride to third place. With only a fourth position required to ensure the title, the young Spaniard started on pole but was passed by his only rival for the championship, Jorge Lorenzo, and by his team mate, Dani Pedrosa.
As his two fellow Spaniards battled for the lead, Marquez maintained a steady third just behind, and even though Lorenzo kept the pace of the race down in the early laps in the hope that other riders might be able to catch and pass Marquez, the rookie rider continued to hold position without drama.
After minor contact between the two leaders, which saw Dani drop to fifth, Lorenzo realised that the championship dream was unlikely to come to true for him this year, and chose the second best option - to win the race. He soon opened a gap to Marquez, who later in the race allowed the recovering Pedrosa to pass him for second, and won by almost four seconds.
Marquez´s historic championship win has seen him become the youngest rider ever to win a MotoGP race, the youngest rider in MotoGP history to win back to back races, the first rookie to win four races in a row, and the most wins by a rookie in his maiden season, all of which makes this 20-year-old something very special.
It has been a thrilling year for MotoGP and as it now closes we look forward to next year and another high speed action packed series.