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Amazing Marc! Spanish win tops record

2014-11-09 16:30

RECORD FROM LAST RACE: Honda's Marc Marquez not only won the 2014 Spanish MotoGP but it took him to 13 wins from the season - a record. Image: AFP

TIM HANLON

VALENCIA, Spain - Newly crowned MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won the season-ending Valencia MotoGP on Sunday to set a new record of 13 victories in a year.

The 21-year-old Spaniard led from the 11th lap on his Honda and crossed the line in a time of 46min39.627  ahead of pole-starter Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and his own team mate Dani Pedrosa.

Earlier in the day Marquez younger brother Alex won the Moto3 race.

TYRE CHANGE MISTAKE

Italian Rossi continued his strong finish to the season and guaranteed himself second place in the Riders' (see points below) championship after Jorge Lorenzo retired from the race having fallen back to 18th.

Lorenzo decided to change tyres with the threat of rain but the move failed to pay off as the rain petered out - and so did his challenge.

Marquez clinched his second successive MotoGP title in Japan in October and has now beaten the record for victories in a season which he shared with Australian Mick Doohan who won 12 races in the 1997 season.

Full race report shortly; Moto2 results later.

Results from the 2014 Spanish MotoGP in Valencia
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda
2 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda
4 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati
5 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Ducati
6 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha
7 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha
8 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda
9 Michele Pirro (Italy) Ducati
10 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda
11 Hector Barbera (Spain) Avintia
12 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) ART
13 Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Honda
14 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha
15 Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda

Season-ending points after the 2014 Spanish MotoGP
1  Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda  -   362
2  Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 295
3  Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha -  263
4  Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda -  246
5  Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 187
6  Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 136
7  Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 126
8  Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 121
9  Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda -  117
10 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati  - 102
11 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda -  89  
12 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda -  81  
13 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Ducati -  74  
14 Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda -  68  
15 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati - 53

Valencia Moto3 result
1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 40min10.983
2 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 40min11.138
3 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 40min11.938
4 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna 40min12.555
5 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda 40min13.234
6 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 40min13.491
7 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 40min14.603
8 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 40min15.199
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra 40min15.231
10 Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) KTM 40min15.346
11 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM 40min16.445
12 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda 40min16.763
13 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM 40min16.942
14 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 40min17.192
15 Juanfran Guevara (Spain) Kalex 40min17.709

Moto3 points
1 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda - 278
2 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM - 276
3 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda - 237
4 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda - 222
5 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM - 176
6 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda - 164
7 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM - 141
8 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna - 129
9 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM - 127
10 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 110
11 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra - 109
12 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM - 97
13 John McPhee (Britain) Honda - 77
14 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM - 68
15 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna - 52

Valencia Moto3 result
1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 40min10.983
2 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 40min11.138
3 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 40min11.938
4 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna 40min12.555
5 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda 40min13.234
6 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 40min13.491
7 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 40min14.603
8 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 40min15.199
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra 40min15.231
10 Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) KTM 40min15.346
11 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM 40min16.445
12 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda 40min16.763
13 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM 40min16.942
14 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 40min17.192
15 Juanfran Guevara (Spain) Kalex 40min17.709

Moto3 points

1 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda - 278
2 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM - 276
3 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda - 237
4 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda - 222
5 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM - 176
6 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda - 164
7 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM - 141
8 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna - 129
9 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM - 127
10 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 110
11 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra - 109
12 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM - 97
13 John McPhee (Britain) Honda - 77
14 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM - 68
15 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna - 52

MotoGP qualifying
1 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 1min30.843
2 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 1min30.975
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1min30.999
4 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 1min31.049
5 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 1min31.144 
6 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 1min31.307
7 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 1min31.324
8 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Ducati 1min31.359
9 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 1min31.426
10 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 1min31.443

Moto2 qualifying
1 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 1min35.199
2 Johann Zarco (France) Caterham Suter 1min35.242
3 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 1min35.420
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 1min35.532
5 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Suter 1min35.566
6 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 1min35.630
7 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 1min35.639
8 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex 1min35.653
9 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 1min35.670
10 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex 1min35.711

Moto3 qualifying
1 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 1min39.183
2 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 1min39.251
3 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 1min39.556
4 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 1min39.637
5 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda 1min39.716
6 Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) KTM 1min39.731
7 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna 1min39.750
8 John McPhee (Britain) Honda 1min39.775
9 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 1min39.869
10 Juanfran Guevara (Spain) Kalex 1min39.884

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