2013: The Year of Marc Marquez. The Spanish rookie is certainly
no stranger to the world of motorcycle racing having twice been a world
champion. Big things were expected of him but no-one anticipated just what he’d
achieve in his first year in motorcycle racing’s premier class.
Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa were as impressive as always
in pre-season testing and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow was showing promise on the
Tech3 Monster Energy Yamaha. Stefan Bradl had people talking about his
performances on the LCR Honda and Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista had found a good
run of form.
Big news ahead of the season was the return of ‘The Doctor,’
Valentino Rossi, to the Yamaha fold – could he end his two year winning drought?
Andrea Dovisioso moved to Ducati to partner Nicky Hayden
meaning there was a mouth watering, and super-competitive season in prospect.
Right from the first race at Losail it was exciting but when
Marc Marquez stormed through at the Circuit of the Americas to become the
youngest ever rider to win a top-class race the season really burst into life.
From then to the end of the season it was excitement and
drama all the way as Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and young-gun Marc Marquez
went head-to-head for the ultimate honour in motorcycle racing.
Enjoy all the highlights of an action-packed season with the
Official Review 2013. Also includes a bonus interview with Marc Marquez and MotoGP Rewind 2013