Starting from pole-position, Marc Marquez was the early pace setter in Valencia this weekend as the season finale took place in eastern Spain.
Using a hard front and soft rear compound Michelin Power Slick, Marquez got away well and led until the third lap when Johann Zarco found his way through.
The French Rookie has already claimed the 2017 Rookie of the Year and Best Independent Rider accolades, but seemed determined to claim his first premier class win to round out a great season.
With Lorenzo and Dovi charging hard for Ducati, a cautious Marquez slipped down the order. However, when both Ducati bikes dropped out of the race late on shortly after Marquez had a scare of his own, he moved back up to third ahead of Alex Rins.
Meanwhile at the front, Dani Pedrosa denied Zarco a win late on as he claimed his second victory of the year for Honda.
Marquez sealed his 4th MotoGP title in five years, and at the age of 24 he’s got plenty more seasons ahead of him.
For Michelin it’s business as usual tomorrow as the team’s enjoy the annual Valencia test on their 2018 machinery.
As for the racing, a countdown to the next season has just begun.