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27 days ago
By motogp.com

Marquez: the record breaker

As the rider from Cervera signs up for two more seasons at Honda, we take a look at his record - and records

When Marc Marquez signed to Repsol Honda in 2013 - to replace two-time Champion Casey Stoner, no less - few could have imagined what was around the corner. In five seasons of racing in the premier class since, the number 93 has only 'lost' the title once - in 2015 - giving him four premier class crowns to add to his Moto2™ and 125 World Championships. And the number 93 just keeps breaking records, so after his renewal with Honda until 2020 was announced, we decided to take a look at what Marquez has ticked off so far...

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Marc Marquez - New MotoGP™ World Champion - 2013 season

In 2013 at the age of 20 years and 63 days old, Marquez became the youngest rider to win a premier class Grand Prix when he took victory at the Circuit of the Americas in the second race of the season, beating the previous record set by Freddie Spencer. That same year, Marquez then also became the youngest to win four races in a season - the Americas, German, Indianapolis and Czech GPs - beating Kenny Roberts' previous best. Come Valencia, it was then time for the big one as Marquez sealed the deal to become the youngest ever premier class Champion - and the secured himself the glory of best all-time rookie. 

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#MM93WorldChamp: Marquez's 4 titles in 5 seasons

If that wasn't enough, 2014 was another step up. Marquez beat Mick Doohan's record of 12 wins in a year, taking a staggering 13 victories - 10 of which were in a row at the beginning of the season, giving a new meaning to the term 'on a roll'.

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How Marquez claimed the 2016 MotoGP™ title

In 2016, it was time for another landmark as Marquez took back the crown and became the youngest three-time premier class World Champion. And in 2017, the rider from Cervera added another - wrapping up the year with that incredible save in the season finale at Valencia, and taking crown number six overall.

With two more years to count on at Honda, what other records can Marquez now break?