Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes historic MotoGP title

Published: 10 November 2013

Marc Marquez has made history in Valencia today by becoming the youngest ever MotoGP world champion in his rookie season.

Marquez only had to finish fourth to secure the championship, and after an incident-packed race crossed the line in third place to take the crown from race winner Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo had a good battle with Dani Pedrosa in second, the pair touching several times during the race and in the end he was too fast for the factory Hondas but it was not enough.

Factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi finished fourth but was never close enough to help out Lorenzo and in the end finished 10.579secs behind his team-mate.

Cal Crutchlow had a disappointing final race for the Tech 3 Yamaha squad as he crashed out on lap 10. Bradley Smith continued his good form from qualifying to finish seventh.