Valencia hosted the 18th and final world championship bike Grand Prix of 2014 last weekend, and Marc Marquez capped his excellent MotoGP year with a record breaking 13th win of the year from Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. Thomas Lutthi was given a gift at the last corner by series champ Tito Rabat with a distant Johann Zarco third in Moto2. And despite Jack Miller winning the final battle from Isaac Vinales it was third placed Alex Marquez who won the war and made history by completing the first ever world champion brotherly double!
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Marc Marquez has won the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang from Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales took his fourth victory of the year from Mika Kallio and new Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat. One title is still to be decided this year; in Moto3 Efren Vasquez took his second win from Jack Miller and Alex Rins.
Valentino Rossi, in his 250th premier class race, took the Australian MotoGP win on Phillip Island today. Jorge Lorenzo limped home second while Britains Bradley Smith grabbed a superb third place. In Moto 2 it was Maverick Vinales who took a sensational 3rd win of the year from Motegi winner Tomas Luthi and series leader Tito Rabat. And in Moto3, Jack Miller got back to winning ways from series leader Alex Marquez and Alex Rins.
Jorge Lorenzo won the Japanese Grand Prix on Honda's track in Motegi, but Marc Marquez' second place gave them the world title when and where it mattered. Valentino Rossi was third and Dani Pedrosa 4th, setting up a 3 way scrap for runner up with only 3 points separating him, Lorenzo & Pedrosa. Tom Lutthi took a classy win in Moto2 from hard charging Maverick Vinales and Tito Rabat (who increased his championship lead to 38 points). And in Moto3 a devastating mistake 3 bends from home for Britain's Danny Kent let Alex Marquez, Efren Vasquez, Brad Binder & Scotland's John McPhee through for the top 4 slots while Miller, the man Kent was battling with, came home 5th with Kent 6th.
Dorna Sports and Circuit of Wales, CoW, have signed a historic agreement to relocate the British Grand Prix to the yet to be built track in South Wales. The 2015 MotoGP will be run at a British track still to be announced, but only two are capable, the present franchise at Silverstone or fans favourite Donington Park. Watch this space!