|2013 MotoGP™ season ends in Valencia with FIM Awards Ceremony|
The 2013 MotoGP™ season was brought to an end this evening at the FIM Awards Ceremony, where among others, Marc Marquez picked up his World Champion trophy at the Feria de Valencia.
Presenters Gavin Emmett and Melissa Jimenez were joined on stage by President of the Generalitat Valenciana Mr. Alberto Fabra, Mayoress of Valencia Ms. Rita Barberá, Dorna Sports CEO Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta and FIM President Mr. Vito Ippolito, to present the numerous awards throughout the course of the evening.
It was Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez who took centre-stage as he collected his award, along with Moto2™ World Champion Pol Espargaro and Moto3™ World Champion Maverick Viñales. In addition to taking the World Title, Marquez was also named Rookie of the Year.
These were however not the only awards on offer, as a series of other notable achievements saw other prizes awarded, such as Top CRT rider of the year for Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaró, as well as Rookie of the Year in the other classes, with Mapfre Aspar Team’s Jordi Torres winning in Moto2 and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez in Moto3. This year’s Rookie of the Year honour in MotoGP™ is awarded in memory of Marco Simoncelli, and for the support classes in the name of Michel Metraux.
The BMW M Award for best qualifier in the MotoGP class was awarded to Marquez, as well as the Tissot Pole of Poles, which also went to Pol Espargaro in Moto2 and Alex Rins in Moto3. MotorLand Aragon was awarded Best Grand Prix, Repsol Honda the Best MotoGP Team, whilst across the three classes the Constructor Titles went to Honda in MotoGP, Kalex in Moto2, and KTM in Moto3.
Future talent was also honoured as the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup top three picked up their trophies with champion Karel Hanika leading the way.