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Bagnaia is '23 MotoGP champ but Márquez already '24 favorite

The 2023 MotoGP season boasted one of the tightest title fights in recent memory. Throughout the campaign, momentum swung back and forth, like a pendulum, between Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martín.

The series reached its crescendo at the final round in Valencia over the weekend. Prima Pramac Ducati's Martín ate into Bagnaia's advantage during Saturday's Sprint race, but the factory Ducati Lenovo rider clinched his second straight world championship in Sunday's grand prix.

Bagnaia was able to enjoy the spotlight that shines on a double world champion for all of 48 hours before the two-wheeled world turned its attention elsewhere.