AFTER his spectacular win in last weekends Thai Grand Prix, Spanish rider Marc Marquez continues to rewrite the record books as carries on his charge to become one of the greatest of all time.
In 2019, his victory in the BTT Grand Prix of Thailand, 26 year old Marc Marquez not only sealed his eighth world title but in doing so took his eighth victory in 2019, more than any rider so far this year.
It also marked his sixth premier class title, and at the ripe old age of 26 and 231 days, he became the youngest six time winner, taking the record from Italian Giacomo Agostini, who was 29 years and 25 days old when he won his sixth premier class title at the 1971 East German GP.
He is also the youngest to reach eight world titles, one of only three to win six premier class titles and one of only six in total to have won eight or more world titles.
Currently only Carlo Ubbiali (9), Mike Hailwood (9), Valentino Rossi (9), Angel Nieto (13) and Giacomo Agostini (15) hold more championships.
Marquez has also taken all of his victories aboard the Honda RC213V, meaning he beats Australian Mick Doohan in the most successful rider aboard the Japanese manufacturer.
Currently in Spain, only one Spanish rider has won more titles, Angel Nieto who dominated the series between 1969 and 1967.
Marquez also beats current rival Valentino Rossi by averaging eight victories per season over a five year period. The previous record was set by Rossi during his peak between 2001 and 2006. If you look back before “MotoGP” was coined, only Giacomo Agostini and Angel Nieto matched the eight victory per season level.
His win in Brno this year cemented his 76th of his career, equalling nine-time World Champion Mike Hailwood.
The Czech Grand Prix also saw him reach 50 wins since he stepped up to MotoGP in 2013, putting him amongst names like Valentino Rossi (89 wins), Giacomo Agostini (68) and Mick Doohan (54).
In Aragon he took part in his 200th race becoming the youngest rider to reach the milestone at 26 years and 168 days old.
In 2019, he also took the record for most pole positions in one career with a whopping 89 across all three classes.
Considering the rider from Cervera is only 26 years of age, 2020 and beyond will no doubt see more records broken as he continues his dominance of the series.