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MotoGP Valencia: Marquez heads for one-off record shot?

“Now we head to Valencia for the final race of an incredible season”- Marc Marquez.
Newly crowned double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez would freely admit that repeating his incredible twelve wins this season will be a tough feat.

As such, the Repsol Honda star may never get another chance to try and make history with a 13th victory in Sunday's Valencia finale.

Marquez broke a four-race losing streak to match Mick Doohan's all-time 1997 record last time at Sepang.

The 21-year-old arrives at Valencia after a series of PR appearances, including the EICMA show in Milan, where he and team-mate Dani Pedrosa unveiled a much-anticipated street legal RC213V-S prototype.

“The past month has been a whirlwind and winning the Championship in Japan seems like a long time ago now!” Marquez said.

“After Malaysia we attended an event with Honda and Alpinestars in Thailand on the way home and then had a few days to relax in Spain and do some training before leaving for Milan to visit the EICMA show. It was a really good event with many people there, I really appreciate all the kind words from everyone I met!

“Now we head to Valencia for the final race of an incredible season. It's always nice to race in front of the home fans and this year will be much more relaxed and I will be able to enjoy it without any pressure!”

That will not be the case for younger brother Alex, who will fight Jack Miller for the Moto3 title on Sunday.

"Alex has a very important weekend ahead. He's had an incredible season, claiming lots of wins and putting in some very good races. He truly deserves to be at the top of the standings, he has achieved the position in which he reaches the last Grand Prix of the year through hard work," Marc said. "I won the 125cc title four years ago, fulfilling one of my dreams... and now nothing would make me happier than to see my brother do the same. Go Álex!"

Marc Marquez won the opening ten MotoGP races in a row, then added an eleventh in round twelve at Silverstone, before returning to the top in Australia.

The Spaniard memorably won the 2012 Valencia Moto2 race despite starting from last on the grid - it is his only grand prix victory to date at Valencia.

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November 04, 2014 2:35 PM

He's had a stellar season, without a doubt, but this "record" is not particularly meaningful, although, 13 out of 18 sounds even better than 12 out of 18. I hope he has a good race, but I'm interested to see how Rossi and Lorenzo go. The wheels almost need to fall off for Rossi to miss out on second, and that's an exceptional achievement given the problems he's had in the last couple of years. Bring it on!

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