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Nov 21

MotoGP: Provisional entry list released for 2014

Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez will seek to defend his title in 2013. (Photo: Getty Images

Reigning World Champion will seek to defend his title in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images

The FIM has confirmed the provisional entry list for the 2014 World Championship season.

These are the riders provisionally entered for participation in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship season:

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Nov 12

MotoGP: Yamaha Finalizes Initial 2014 Test At Valencia

MotoGP: Yamaha Finalizes Initial 2014 Testing From Valencia

participates in testing at Valencia. (Photo: Courtesy of Yamaha)

Yamaha Factory Racing wrapped up its final day of 2013 on-track work Tuesday in the second of the three days of official testing at Valencia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and will not continue to ride Wednesday, having completed the testing schedule required by Yamaha.

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Nov 10

MotoGP: Marquez Wanted To Challenge For Valencia Win, Saw Bigger Picture

Marc Marquez (93) trails Jorge Lorenzo (99) in the Valencia Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

(93) chases (99) in the Valencia Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez had to resist his natural instinct as fabulously fast risk-taker to secure his historic World Championship in Valencia.

Marquez says that temptation almost got the better of him as he momentarily thought to engage title rival Jorge Lorenzo in a battle for victory in the championship deciding race.

But at a crucial point of the 30-lap race, Marquez elected to settle for third place and secure his place in the record books.

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Nov 10

MotoGP: Pedrosa Looks Back On Epic Valencia Battle With Lorenzo

Repsol Honda’s wrapped up the 2013 season with a 13th podium and with 300 points in third place in the standings, behind new World Champion and runner-up .

Pedrosa also ended the Valencia race between Lorenzo and Marquez, after a 30 lap contest which saw him come under attack from outgoing champion Lorenzo – who tried to slow the front running group around the 4km Spanish track.

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Nov 10

MotoGP: Marquez Becomes Youngest Ever MotoGP World Champion

Marc Marquez celebrates after becoming the MotoGP World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after becoming the World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

20-year-old Marc Marquez has become the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion and the first rookie to take the title since Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Marquez was calm under pressure, settling for a third-place finish behind title rival and teammate . It appeared the youngster had the bigger picture in mind, avoiding close combat throughout the race to win the title by a margin of four points.

“It’s a dream come true, maybe too early because I didn’t expect it in the first season in MotoGP,” said Marquez. “I cannot explain what I feel. To do it in front of all our fans, to fight with Jorge and Dani – two of the best riders in MotoGP.”

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