Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has concluded the 2015 season with a second place finish in the Valencia GP.
Starting from the front row behind Lorenzo, the three first riders (Lorenzo, Marc and Pedrosa) broke away opening up a five second gap to Dovizioso after just seven laps.
With two laps to remaining Dani had closed the gap to 0.2 seconds and attempted a pass on Marc. He ran wide and Marc regained the place immediately, but he lost contact slightly with race leader Lorenzo, finishing second behind the newly crowned 2015 World Champion.
2ND FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 3RD
“It was a very difficult race. I came out focused, as usual, and initially Jorge pushed strongly. I found it hard to follow him, and at that time Dani was two seconds off us. There were a few laps in which I was really on the limit, forcing the front tyre – which moved around a lot. With about six laps to go, I felt that we could win because I had caught up to Jorge. I did not expect Dani to come through so quickly, and when he passed me he ran wide. I used that to pass him back but Jorge had escaped by half a second making it impossible to recover the gap, even though I rode the last lap and the entire race at 100%.“