“We just say thanks to Honda, my team and all the people that help me. I just want to enjoy this moment.
“What I said yesterday was true – I said Jorge would be first, Dani second and me third!”
Marquez became the youngest ever rider to win the MotoGP this weekend in Valencia aged just 20. Jorge Lorenzo won the race but Marquez only had to finish fourth to become the first debut-season title-winner since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.
The Repsol Honda rider kept a level head to finish third behind Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and team-mate Dani Pedrosa in Spain in a tense but thrilling finale.