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Marquez wins MotoGP title

Updated 1514 GMT (2314 HKT) November 12, 2013
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Marc Marquez is hoisted aloft after claiming the MotoGP title. The 20-year-old Spaniard is the youngest rider ever to win the world championship. JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images
Marquez (right) made an immediate impression in MotoGP, finishing third in the opening race of the season. Jorge Lorenzo (center) won the race with Valentino Rossi finishing second. KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images
Marquez stormed to victory in only the second race of season at GP Circuit of the Americas. At 20 years and 63 days old, Marquez became the youngest winner of a MotoGP race beating U.S. rider Freddie Spencer's record (20 years, 196 days). KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images
Marquez has claimed nine pole positions, six wins and been on the podium in every race he has finished this season. Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images
Marquez had won the previous four races before the British GP in September and was almost out of sight in the world championship standings. But reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo reignited his title challenge with a stunning win over his young compatriot at Silverstone. Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images
Race marshalls show Marquez the black flag at the Australian GP in October. The Honda rider was disqualified for exceeding the maximum number of laps allowed before a driver must complete a pit stop. Lorenzo took the checkered flag to keep his title chances alive. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Jorge Lorenzo secures a seventh win of the season in the penultimate race of the season at the Motegi Circuit in Japan. Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images