MotoGP: Marquez becomes youngest world champion

Published: 11 November, 2013 01:31 IST | Agencies |

Spaniard Marc Marquez at 20 years of age became the youngest rider to ever win the MotoGP world championship as he finished third at the Valencia Grand Prix yesterday.

Two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo claimed his eighth victory of the season, but it wasn’t enough to overturn Marquez’s 13-point lead which he held heading into the race.

In the end there was just four points between them. “I cannot explain what I feel, (it is) a dream come true,” said Marquez.

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez celebrates becoming the World Champion. Pic/AFP

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