Marc Marquez hit MotoGP like a lightning bolt. The first rookie champion since Kenny Roberts Snr, and the youngest-ever rider to set pole and the fastest lap, which he achieved at round two in Texas, on the way to taking victory in only the second race of his MotoGP career. And yet, despite his six victories, Marc only won the title by a scant four points. That was due to a fightback of total commitment and precision from Jorge Lorenzo, who ended the year with a hat-trick of wins. The contrast between the two men's styles was extreme and intriguing to watch (wheels-in-line accuracy from Lorenzo against on-the-edge slides from Marquez: great to watch and great to read about.