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Marc Marquez has become the youngest ever Moto GP world champion today, beating Jorge Lorenzo by four points in the championship.
The 20-year-old also becomes the first rookie to win the title since 1978, when Kenny Roberts Sr won the championship at the first attempt.
In the final race of the year, third place was enough for Marquez despite the best efforts from a battling Lorenzo who won the race in Valencia.
Marquez stayed back in the opening stages of the race as Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa battled for the lead of the race.
A collision between the two briefly allowed Marquez into the lead of the race but Lorenzo soon fought back and re-gained first place.
After this Marquez stayed calm and risk-free, even allowing his teammate through in the latter stages of the race.
Marquez celebrated emphatically after the chequered flag, running up to his fans in the grandstands and throwing his gloves to them.
After the race, Marquez was lost for words:
“I cannot explain what I feel, to fight in front of all of our fans with Jorge and Dani (Pedrosa) – two of the best riders in the history of MotoGP. Now I just want to say thanks to Honda, all of my team, all of the people that helped me, my family…they are always there and I don’t know what else I can say because I feel so good!”
Wheels and Goals would like to congratulate Marc Marquez on this amazing achievement!