Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez became the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking the third place in Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. At 24-years old, Marquez is now the youngest ever rider to win four premier-class World Championship titles and six World Championships over all classes, during a period of only ten years of World Championship racing. Marquez has now equalled Jim Redman and Geoff Duke’s tally of 6 World Titles in his career.
Hear everything from the 2017 MotoGP World Champion himself in the video interview below:
Dani Pedrosa won the Grand Prix (his seventh at Valencia across all classes, his 54th in career, and his 31st in the MotoGP class. Meanwhile, Marquez’s closest championship rival, Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, crashed out of the competition.
Dani Pedrosa said, “Obviously I’m very very happy because a win is a win, and this was a very tough and hard-fought one. Today we had a chance because we got a good start and the setup was working well, so we took it. The track wasn’t easy as front grip wasn’t perfect, and in fact we saw a lot of crashes in the race. I was just behind Marc when he made that save and it was incredible. The smoke, the noise, the speed—wow, impressive!”