6 Nov 2011

Bradl takes Moto2 title after Marquez withdrawal

11:44 am on 6 November 2011

Germany's Stefan Bradl secured the Moto2 world title by default when nearest rival Marc Marquez was forced to withdraw from Sunday's race in Valencia.

Bradl, the Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider, has a 23-point advantage over Catalunya Caixa Repsol's Marquez, who has not recovered in time from sight problems caused by a crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix last month.