Originally Posted by Drif10
Only one did, that's why he's champ.
Partly, yes. But he also had to whoop the asses of two other fast Spaniards on track a few times, and he did that. Valencia doesn't really count, as he was avoiding trouble, check out for example Malaysia, when both were going as fast as they can.
And interestingly, MM took 4 extra points by leaning on JL on Jorge Lorenzo-corner at Jerez... and that's how many points separated these two in the end.