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Alex Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller

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Alex  Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller
Australian Jack Miller racing for the Red Bull AJO KTM race team put in a valiant effort in a bid to win the 2014 Moto3 World Championship with a hard fought win in Valencia overnight, but it was not enough to secure the title with Alex Marquez coming home in third place to seal the trophy.

The Australian who started from second position on the grid quickly made is way to the front of the race and set about controlling the pace of the field in an effort to keep things close knit between all the riders.

Miller was able to control the opening half of the race, but after dropping back into the clutches of the field with 10 laps to go after a on track scuffle that seen him ran wide by Alex Rins and being forced into the path of championship rival Alex Marquez, both Miller and Marquez were left deep inside the top ten.

Miller quickly stormed his way back to the front of the pack while Marquez's job was made a little easier with at least one rider looking back and waving the Spaniard through.

The the field broken open, Isaac Vi̱ales was able to escaped down the track and with three laps to run had a comfortable lead over the charging pack.

Miller worked his way into second position and with a lap remaining in the race was on the back wheel of Vinales, but with Marquez in third place, not even the win was going to be enough to walk away with the 2014 title.

Miller done what he needed to do and moved into the lead on the final lap and at the same time life grew in his championship hopes as Husqvarna's Danny Kent closed in on Marquez for third position.
Alex  Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller
Aussie Jack Miller controlled the race from from the start until a mid race skirmish left him with no choice but to race flat out to chase down Vinales for the race win - Credit: Gold and Goose
However in the last few corners of the race Kent's rear wheel broke free momentarily causing him to lose drive out of a turn and leaving Marquez breathing room to finish in a comfortable third position behind race winner Miller and second place Vinales to be crowned as a very deserving 2014 Moto3 Champion by two points.

"I am very happy. It has been a very eventful ace, with some complicated situations, but yesterday I felt very strong and I knew I could handle those moments calmly." Marquez stated. "I was very competitive at all times during the race.

"Getting this title is the result of all the hard work we have done this season and is a reward for never losing patience and always wanting to get better and better.

"I wanted to win this title cleanly, and that's what we did. I knew that if a difficult situation was created then I could play the same game, but finally we were able to take the title cleanly. Now the important thing is that we won."
Alex  Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller
Jack Millers race win secured the constructors championship for KTM - Credit: Gold and Goose
Miller's win was enough to give KTM the constructors championship and also left him as the rider with the most wins in the Moto3 class for 2014.

"We tried extra hard today to try to win the world title. We did our maximum and I pushed like hell right through the races. I didn't leave anything on the table." Miller said.

"I cannot thank the team enough. They did an amazing job all year long. Red Bull KTM, Ajo Motorsports, I thank them a lot."

Miller will move on from the KTM team today as he has his first test for the LCR Honda team this evening Australian time as he makes the big jump to the MotoGP ranks.

Rins finished the race in 5th spot to secure the final step on the Moto3 championship podium ahead of Efren Vazquez who finished the race directly behind Rins.
Alex  Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller
Jack Miller celebrates his race win in Valencia - Credit: Gold and Goose
Round 18 Moto3 Race Results:
1 Jack Miller 40'10.983 AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
2 Isaac Vi̱ales 0.155 ESP KTM Calvo Team
3 Alex Marquez 0.955 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
4 Danny Kent 1.572 GBR HUSQVARNA Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo
5 Alex Rins 2.251 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
6 Efren Vazquez 2.508 ESP HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
7 Niccolo Antonelli 3.620 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
8 Miguel Oliveira 4.216 PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
9 Brad Binder 4.248 ZAF MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
10 Karel Hanika 4.363 BRNO KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
11 Enea Bastianini 5.462 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
12 Alexis Masbou 5.780 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
13 Jakub Kornfeil 5.959 CZE KTM Calvo Team
14 Romano Fenati 6.209 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
15 Juanfran Guevara 6.726 ESP KALEX KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
16 Francesco Bagnaia 11.775 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
17 John McPhee 16.663 SCO HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
18 Andrea Migno 24.919 ITA MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
19 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 28.038 SEPANG HONDA Ongetta-AirAsia
20 Jasper Iwena 28.404 NED FTR KTM KRP Abbink Racing
Alex  Marquez Wins Moto3 Title Despite Valiant Valencia Winning Effort By Jack Miller
Alex Marquez celebrates his win with brother Marc as they become the first brothers in the history of GP racing to win championships - Credit:b Honda Racing
Moto3 Final Championship Standings
1 Alex Marquez 278 pts
2 Jack Miller 276 pts
3 Alex Rins 237 pts
4 Efren Vazquez 222 pts
5 Romano Fenati 176 pts
6 Alexis Masbou 164 pts
7 Isaac Vi̱ales 141 pts
8 Danny Kent 129 pts
9 Enea Bastianini 127 pts
10 Miguel Oliveira 110 pts
11 Brad Binder 109 pts
12 Jakub Kornfeil 97 pts
13 John McPhee 77 pts
14 Niccolo Antonelli 68 pts
15 Niklas Ajo 52 pts
16 Francesco Bagnaia 50 pts
17 Juanfran Guevara 46 pts
18 Karel Hanika 44 pts
19 Alessandro Tonucci 20 pts
20 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 19 pts

Top Image: Alex Marquez celebrates his

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