MotoGP, Age smiles on Marquez, better than Rossi and Agostini

Achieves his seventh title at 25 year, 246 days, until now no-one had ever won a minimum of five races per season over nine consecutive years.


What a performance Marc Marquez! The Spanish phenomenon has written another page of championship history at Motegi, securing his seventh world title. He did so in the best possible way, or rather by winning after a thrilling head to head with Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian unfortunately crashing out. During 2018, Marc has further raised the base, here are the stats regarding #93's career thus far.

- At the age of 25 years, 246 days, Marquez is the youngest ever rider to achieve seven titles, going one better than Mike Hailwood, who was 26 years and 140 days when he scored his seventh title, in 350 in 1966.

- The Honda rider is one of eight riders to have won seven or more titles, successful across all classes. The others are John Surtees (7), Phil Read (7), Carlo Ubbiali (9), Mike Hailwood (9), Valentino Rossi ( 9), Angel Nieto (13) and Giacomo Agostini (15).

- As of today, Marc is the youngest rider to have won five titles in the top class, at 25 years and 246 days, beating a record that belonged to Valentino Rossi, at 26 years and 221 days.

- Marquez is one of four riders, along with Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini, to have five or more titles in the reigning class.

- The Spaniard has won all five titles with Honda, just like Mick Doohan

- Only one Spaniard has done more than Marquez, Angel Nieto collecting a total of 13 titles (seven in 125cc and six in the 50cc class) between 1969 and 1984.

- In the last nine years, Marquez has scored at least 5 race wins each season. He is the first rider to do so in 70 years of world championship history.

- With eight race wins, the Spaniard has won more races than anyone else this season, as well as scoring the most podiums (13) and pole positions (5).

- Speaking of pole positions, he has achieved a total of 78 during his career.


Translated by Heather Watson

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