Marquez tops the bill in Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AFP) – A MotoGP season dominated once again by Marc Marquez rolls to a close in Valencia this weekend with a fond farewell for another Spaniard, former champion Jorge Lorenzo who announced his retirement on Thursday.

Marquez has undoubtedly been the star of the season, winning 11 races so far and wrapping up his sixth world title with four races to spare.

No one has come close to his speed and consistency.

Since the Spanish GP in Jerez at the start of May, Marquez has finished either first or second in every race, an achievement that fast-tracked Honda to its eighth constructors’ championship, its fourth in a row.

The 26-year-old has done it on the much-maligned RC213V which has been criticised for its handling.