Sunday, 12 October 2014
Marc Marquez has set several records winning the 2014 MotoGP™. Here is a list of those records and some additional milestones achieved by the Repsol Honda star this year.
– Marquez is the youngest ever rider to win two consecutive premier class World Championships at the age of 21 years 237 days, taking the record from Mike Hailwood who was 23 years 152 days when he won his second successive 500cc title in 1963.
– He is the first Spanish rider to win back-to-back world titles in the premier class of Grand Prix racing.
– During 2014 Marquez became the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1970 to win the opening 10 premier class GP races of the season
– In 2014 he also became the youngest rider to win 10 successive premier class GP races, at the age of 21 years 174 days, taking the record from Mike Hailwood who was 24 years 94 days old when in 1964 he won the tenth of a twelve race winning sequence.
– Marquez is the first Honda rider to clinch a world title at the Motegi circuit, which is owned by Honda.
– With three races remaining in 2014, Marquez has already stood on the top step of the podium 11 times during the year, equalling the record for most MotoGP victories in a single season that was achieved by Valentino Rossi in both the 2002 and 2005 seasons.