The sky’s the limit for Marc Márquez. At 21 he secured his second MotoGP world title from his second season racing with the big boys of motorcycling. After ten victories in the first ten races, it was no longer a question of if he would become world champion, but when.
The celebrations took place at the Japanese Grand Prix following a second place finish. Not even a bad start, which saw him drop to sixth, ruined his confidence. He soon overtook Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi and with his main rivals behind him, the world title was his.
Jorge Lorenze was the winner in Motegi but it was Márquez who had the last laugh.
In Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton won the first ever Russian Grand Prix and extended his lead in the world standings but the real star at Sochi was Nico Rosberg.
A tyre problem forced him to pit on the second lap. He rejoined the race from the back but managed to weave through the field to finish second.
Valteri Bottas was third for his fifth podium of the season.
With a ninth one-two finish of 2014, Mercedes sealed the constructors world championship title – ending Red Bull’s four-year reign.
Speed will be back next Sunday with MotoGP’s Australian Grand Prix.