Marc Marquez
Nov 8

MotoGP: Marquez Strikes First In Valencia

Championship leader Marc Marquez rides during first practice at Valencia. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Championship leader rides during first practice at Valencia. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

After the first outing for the riders at Valencia in FP1, it was standings leader Marc Marquez who set the pace by a 0.018s margin, with and just behind him on the timesheet.

At the start of the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana weekend, which will see either Marquez or his Yamaha Factory Racing rival Lorenzo crowned as 2013 MotoGP champion, it was the former who took the advantage over the latter late in the session, in sunny, dry conditions.

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Nov 7

MotoGP: Hayden Talks Title Showdown In Valencia

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden On Title Showdown In Valencia GP

Ducati’s (right) of the United States rides through a corner during qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

America’s most recent World Champion, Nicky Hayden, won the title in 2006 in a tension-filled final race showdown with Valentino Rossi.

Now it is the turn of and , both Spaniards and shooting for the crown on home turf in Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix.

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Nov 6

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider . (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the World Championship series was introduced in 1949, there have been 15 occasions on which the premier-class title has been decided at the final race of the year. Each was special in its own way.

1950 – Going to the final race of the year at his home race at Monza, Umberto Masetti – riding a four-cylinder Gilera – had a marginal lead in the championship over Geoff Duke, riding a single-cylinder Norton. Duke won the race, but Masetti did just enough by finishing second to clinch the title by a single point.

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