Seven years have passed by since Valencia last hosted a final-race decider. In 2013, two candidates arrive separated by 13 points.
It’s the reigning champion against the 20-year-old upstart. It’s Yamaha Factory Racing versus Repsol Honda Team. It’s Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez. And, of course, it’s 99 versus 93. There are more than six numbers between them, though.