Marquez on the trail of Hailwood, Agostini, Doohan and other greats

Marquez on the trail of Hailwood, Agostini, Doohan and other greats
Friday, 16 May 2014

At the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, Marquez has the potential to achieve new records.

- Victory would make him the youngest ever rider, at the age of 21 years and 90 days, to win five successive races in the premier class, taking the record from Mike Hailwood who was 22 years and 160 days old when he won five successive races in the 500 class in 1962, riding an MV Agusta.

- By winning in France, he could become the first rider since Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha in 2008 to win five successive MotoGP™ races.
 
- He could become the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1972, riding an MV Agusta, to win the opening five races of the year in the premier class.
 
- If Marquez qualifies on pole and wins the race, this would be the first time that a rider has won five or more successive premier class races from pole since Mick Doohan, on a Honda, won ten successive races from pole in 1997.
 
- If Marquez is the fastest qualifier at Le Mans, this will mark the first time that a rider has started from pole at six or more consecutive MotoGP™ races since Casey Stoner was on pole at seven successive races in 2008, riding a Ducati.
 

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