World champion Marc Marquez has taken the Valencia GP with a superb performance for his 12th victory of the season to ensure Repsol Honda win the teams’ world title.
The 26-year-old, who began the day behind Petronas Yamaha’s pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo, overtook the French rookie with a skillful move in the eighth lap and never looked back to finish the race in 41 minutes, 21.469 seconds.
Quartararo finished second, 1.026 seconds behind Spaniard Marquez, while Australia’s Jack Miller was third for the non-works Pramac Ducati team.
Marquez, who won his sixth world title last month, recovered from an early fall to top the warm-up session earlier in the day but looked unstoppable in the race despite a slow start. Victory meant the Repsol Honda team captured the teams’ championship ahead of Ducati, in addition to the constructors’ title, for a memorable triple crown.