Marc Márquez

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This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Márquez and the second is Alentà.
Marc Márquez
Marc Marquez 2011 Brno 1.jpg
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1993-02-17) 17 February 1993 (age 21)
Cervera, Lleida, Spain
Current team Repsol Honda Team
Bike number 93
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2013
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 1 (2013)
2013 Championship position 1st (334 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
27 15 25 16 18 559
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20112012
Manufacturers Suter-Honda
Championships 1 (2012)
2012 Championship position 1st (328 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
32 16 25 14 7 579
125cc World Championship
Active years 20082010
Manufacturers KTM, Derbi
Championships 1 (2010)
2010 Championship position 1st (310 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
46 10 14 14 9 467

Marc Márquez i Alentà (born 17 February 1993) is a Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current MotoGP world champion. He is one of four riders to have won world championship titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi.[1]

Márquez won the 2010 125cc World Championship,[2][3] the 2012 Moto2 World Championship,[4][5] and the 2013 MotoGP World Championship. Márquez became the first rider since Kenny Roberts in 1978 to accomplish the premier class title in his first season, and the youngest to win the title overall.[6] He is the older brother of Moto3 racer Álex Márquez.

Career[edit]

125cc World Championship[edit]

Born in Cervera, Spain, Márquez made his championship debut on 13 April 2008 at the 125cc 2008 Portuguese Grand Prix at the age of 15 years and 56 days.[7] He is the youngest Spanish rider to take a pole position or a podium in a motorcycle racing world championship.[citation needed]

Márquez at the 2010 Dutch TT.

Márquez achieved his first podium on 22 June 2008 at the British Grand Prix. For 2009, he was a factory KTM rider, and in the French Grand Prix achieved his first pole position at the age of 16 years and 89 days. He also took pole for the 2010 Spanish Grand Prix but the exhaust pipe fell off on the opening lap and went under the rear wheel, causing Márquez to crash and injure his shoulder. His first win was on 6 June 2010 at Mugello. Further victories at Silverstone, Assen and Catalunya in the next three races made Márquez the youngest rider to win four successive races.[8] His fifth win in succession at the Sachsenring was Derbi's 100th victory in Grand Prix racing, and Márquez became the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 1997 to win five successive races in 125cc racing.[9]

He was less successful in the following races, dropping to third in the standings at one point behind Nicolás Terol and Pol Espargaró after being involved in an accident with Randy Krummenacher at the first corner at Motorland Aragon.[10] Four successive wins from Motegi onwards had moved Márquez into a 17-point lead over Terol with only one round to go. At Estoril, the race was red-flagged due to rain with Márquez running second to Terol. When returning to the grid for the second race, Márquez fell on the sighting lap and had to return to the pits. With repairs, Márquez started at the back of the field having not made it out of the pit lane before it closed five minutes prior to the start. Despite this, Márquez recovered to win the race and thus extend his lead before the Valencia finale. His tenth victory of the season moved him to within one of tying the record set by Rossi in 1997.[11] He would fall short of tying it as he was fourth at the final race in Valencia to become the second-youngest World Champion after Loris Capirossi.[2][3]

Moto2 World Championship[edit]

Márquez moved into the Moto2 class for 2011 – the first of an expected two-year deal[12] – as the sole rider of the new team Monlau Competición, run by his manager Emilio Alzamora. He finished 21st in Portugal, before taking his first victory in the class at the French Grand Prix.[13] At his home race in Catalonia, Márquez finished second behind championship leader Stefan Bradl, before another fall at the Silverstone, having started from his first Moto2 pole position. With Bradl taking his fourth victory in the first six races, Márquez trailed him by 82 points at the end of the weekend.[14] Márquez made a mid-season surge up the championship standings, winning six of the next seven races to move within six points of Bradl in the championship standings.[15]

In the Japanese Grand Prix, Márquez took his seventh pole position of the season but finished second to Andrea Iannone,[16] but that finish combined with a fourth place for Bradl, allowed Márquez to take the championship lead by a point.[17] At the Australian Grand Prix, Márquez was involved in an incident with Ratthapark Wilairot during free practice; Márquez crashed into the back of Wilairot after the session had been concluded, and for riding in an "irresponsible manner", was given a one-minute time penalty onto his qualifying time.[18] The penalty ensured Márquez would start the race from last on the grid, but he made his way through the field and eventually finished the race in third place.

Prior to the Malaysian Grand Prix, Márquez confirmed that he would remain in Moto2 for the 2012 season,[19] after rumours of a move into the MotoGP class. Márquez's race weekend was hampered in the opening minutes of the first free practice session, as he crashed on a damp patch of asphalt.[20] After sitting out two further practice sessions, Márquez completed two laps in the qualifying session, but his times were only good enough for 36th on the grid. He did not start the race, as he failed a medical examination prior to the warm-up on race morning.[21] Márquez attended the final race of the season in Valencia, in the hope of being fit to compete, but withdrew due to his continued vision problems, giving Bradl the title.[22]

MotoGP[edit]

On 12 July 2012, it was announced that Márquez had signed a two-year contract with the Repsol Honda team in MotoGP, replacing the retiring Casey Stoner alongside Dani Pedrosa, from 2013 onwards.[23][24]

Márquez tested the Honda RC213V for the first time in Valencia after the end of 2012 championships lapping just over a second slower than his teammate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa who topped the time sheets .[25] Márquez was again impressive during the first official MotoGP testing at Sepang where he finished the first two days of testing at third position just behind Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo and ahead of Valentino Rossi in fourth before swapping places with Rossi on the final day .[26] Márquez also did a race simulation during the closing stages of the session and his timings were consistent and phenomenal for a rookie. Márquez continued his impressive form in the private test of Honda at Austin where he topped the timesheets all the three days.

2013[edit]

Márquez started the 2013 season strongly with a podium finish at Qatar. He qualified sixth and eventually finished third behind Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.[27] At the second round of the championship at the new Circuit of the Americas, Márquez beat his team mate Dani Pedrosa and became the first winner at the new track. In doing this Márquez became the youngest ever MotoGP race winner at 20 years 2 months and 5 days old, beating Freddie Spencer's 30-year-old record. The result left Márquez leading the championship; although he was tied at 41 points with Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo, Márquez led the championship due to being the most recent race winner.

Márquez slipped during the third free practice session without getting injured or damaging his bike and eventually qualified third fastest for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. Márquez finished the race in second position behind teammate Dani Pedrosa and helped a Honda one-two for the second consecutive race. The race was highlighted by Márquez's pass on Lorenzo. Márquez was involved in a last lap duel with Jorge Lorenzo. At turn 13, named after Jorge Lorenzo, Márquez braked so late that he dived past Lorenzo making a rash contact and pushing him wide. Lorenzo finished third. Márquez is well known for his aggressive moves right from the start his 125cc and Moto2 days. At the French Grand Prix, Márquez took the second pole of his short MotoGP career, 0.03 seconds ahead of Lorenzo. Márquez suffered a bad start to the race and spent many laps in the lower half of the top 10 however by mid-race he began to find his rhythm and progressed forward. Márquez overtook Andrea Dovizioso with only two laps to go in the race to claim his fourth podium finish in as many races, tying Max Biaggi's record from 1998.

Márquez endured a tough weekend at Mugello for Round 5. After crashing his Repsol Honda on Friday morning Márquez crashed again on Friday afternoon on the Mugello main straight at over 200 mph; the fastest MotoGP crash of all time recording over 25Gs, he had a third crash on Saturday morning practice but recovered to qualify on the 2nd row for the race. After a good start to the race Márquez was running 3rd in the opening stages behind Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa after Pedrosa started to slow at around half race distance Márquez made a superb overtake on his team mate to take 2nd, but he suffered his 4th crash of the weekend with only 3 laps to go in the race. This was his first non-finish since joining the premier class at the beginning of 2013.

At the Catalan GP at Barcelona Márquez qualified 6th on the back of row 2 but a great start left him in 3rd at the end of lap 1, he settled in 3rd and looked comfortable for most of the race until Pedrosa's pace in 2nd position started to fade and Lorenzo started to pull a small gap at the front. Márquez seemed to have better pace than his compatriots in front but was unable to pass his team mate, on the 2nd to last lap he attempted a pass into turn 4 and nearly got the move done but had a huge wobble and nearly had his 2nd crash in as many races, losing around 1 second to Pedrosa. He managed to stay upright and charged back to Pedrosa's rear wheel on the last lap but again was unable to pass, he finished the race in 3rd place. During the race he set his 4th fastest lap and 5th podium finish of the 6 races so far this season.

Round 7 at the Assen TT Márquez had a good Friday placing 3rd and 1st in the first day's sessions; on Saturday he suffered a huge highside in morning practice causing small fractures of his little finger on his right hand and also his left big toe. He declined medical assistance at the scene of the accident and remounted his spare bike to take part in FP4 on Saturday afternoon eventually placing first in that session. Márquez qualified 2nd fastest on the front row of the grid for the race lining up behind Britain's Cal Crutchlow. In the race Márquez had an average start running in 3rd–4th position in the early laps of the race; after being passed by Valentino Rossi he began to slowly increase his pace compared to his team mate and passed Pedrosa in the latter stages of the race. This was followed but a late race charge from Crutchlow, nearly passing Márquez into turn 1 of the last lap but running wide and allowing Márquez a bit of space until the end of the race.

Round 8 took place at the Sachsenring for the German GP, following the injuries to main rivals Pedrosa and Lorenzo, Márquez took his 3rd MotoGP pole position in his 8 race career. After an average start he finished lap 1 in 4th place behind Bradl, Rossi and Aleix Espargaro. He worked his way to the front to lead by the end of lap 5 and was never again headed despite a strong late race charge from Briton Cal Crutchlow to win by 1.5sec. During the race Márquez posted his 5th race fastest lap of the 8 races so far this season.

At Round 9 in the USA at Laguna Seca Márquez started his first race weekend at Laguna Seca finishing the first day of practice with the fastest lap, he continued this impressive form the following day leading the times in both of Saturday's free practice sessions. Márquez narrowly missed pole position by 0.017 of a second to Stefan Bradl after a crash during the 2nd qualifying session. During the race Márquez made another average start dropping behind Valentino Rossi and leader Stefan Bradl in the early laps. At the famous corkscrew turn on lap 4 Márquez, having had a faster run out of the previous corner, ran around the outside of Rossi coming into the corkscrew and was run wide by Rossi mid-corner. Márquez replicated the overtake that Rossi made on Casey Stoner at the same corner in 2008 to pass the Italian and give chase to Bradl. The gap closed quickly at first but Márquez followed Bradl until lap 19 when he made a pass into the last corner, the gap gradually extended in Márquez' favour over the next few laps and he won his 3rd GP of the year to extend his championship lead to 16 points over Dani Pedrosa. The win also marked the beating of another of Freddie Spencer's records as Márquez is now the youngest rider to win back to back races in the Premier Class of GP racing.

Round 10 took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the USA. Márquez started the weekend strongly topping both sessions on Friday, this was followed up on Saturday with Márquez being fastest in both Free Practice sessions and grabbing Pole Position in the qualifying session also by a huge margin of 0.5 seconds from Jorge Lorenzo. His form continued on Sunday morning with the fastest time in the morning Warm Up session. In the race Márquez made an average get away and dropped from 1st to 3rd by the first corner behind Lorenzo and Pedrosa after following his teammate for the early laps Márquez made his move on Lap 8 on the outside of Pedrosa in turn 5. On lap 12 Márquez made a pass on Lorenzo for the lead, Lorenzo and Pedrosa were able to keep pace with the rookie for a few laps but towards the latter stages the gap opened out and Márquez took his 4th win of the year by just over 3 seconds. During the weekend Márquez become the youngest rider to top the time sheets in every session of a GP weekend. He also became the youngest rider to win 3 races back to back in the Premier Class beating another of Freddie Spencer's records. He has equaled Kenny Roberts' record of 4 wins in a rookie season. He also made his 7th fastest lap in his first 10 races in MotoGP.

Round 11 of the championship was held at Brno, Czech Republic. The race saw an intense battle between Márquez and Lorenzo. Lorenzo made a great start off the line and lead the race at the first corner. Márquez's ride was a mixture of patience, aggression and defense. The 20-year-old had been annoyed during qualifying, but ran second behind Lorenzo as the reigning champion scorched off the start line. The pair proceeded to swap places on various occasions, with the final pass coming at Turn 3 with just under four laps to go. This is the first time a rider has won four consecutive races since Valentino Rossi in 2008. Márquez also set another record by becoming the only rider to win 5 races in the rookie season. He also set his 8th fastest lap this season. The victory took Marquez to 213 points, 26 ahead of Pedrosa and 44 ahead of Lorenzo.

Round 12 of the championships was held at Silverstone for the British GP. Márquez started the weekend well with 1st and 2nd position in the 2 Friday Practice sessions. On Saturday he again dueled with Lorenzo for fastest times in practice sessions. In qualifying Márquez outpaced Lorenzo by over 1/10th of a second to take the pole position. During Sunday morning Warm Up Márquez crashed his bike and dislocated his shoulder in the impact. Márquez lost the front end of his bike which slid at a rapid pace and hit the bike of Cal Crutchlow who fell off his bike in a similar fashion moments earlier. Marquez was later taken to the Medical centre where his dislocated shoulder was re-located correctly and he was declared fit to race. The race was a fight between Márquez and Lorenzo in the early laps as they pulled away from the field. Dani Pedrosa joined the fight mid race but never looked like challenging for the victory. In the final laps the two front runners traded places and paint, Márquez passed Lorenzo with only a few corners remaining but was again repassed and finished second scoring 20 points which takes his season total to 233 – the most ever scored by a rookie in MotoGP.

Misano in Italy held the 13th Round of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship. Márquez began the weekend in very strong form heading the time sheets in both sessions on Friday and following up with fastest times on Saturday's practice sessions also. Come qualifying Márquez was atop the standings once again by over half a second from compatriot Jorge Lorenzo to claim his second consecutive pole position. On Sunday morning Márquez crashed in the Warm Up session while pushing hard and ended the session 2nd behind Lorenzo. In the race Márquez suffered a bad start and while chasing Dani Pedrosa for 2nd position ran off track and fell behind. He recovered to re-catch Pedrosa and the 2 battled for 2nd pace in the 2nd half of the race. Márquez finished the race in 2nd place behind Jorge Lorenzo. The result gave Márquez his 12th podium of the season and also another fastest lap.

Round 14 of the championships was held at Aragon, Spain. Márquez started on pole for the third consecutive race and seventh time this season. Again Márquez lost the lead to compatriot and title rival Jorge Lorenzo in the first corner. A few laps later, Márquez was overtaken by his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. Márquez tried to pass him again at a tight corner but out braked himself and made a very slight contact with Pedrosa's rear and ran wide. The contact was just enough to clip off a wire of Pedrosa's Traction Control Sensor and this resulted in a very bad high-side when he started to accelerate out of the corner. Pedrosa was uninjured. Márquez found himself 2 seconds behind Lorenzo but soon caught up with Lorenzo and eventually crossed the line over 1 second ahead of Lorenzo to record his sixth victory and 9th podium finish in a row. Márquez moved on to 278 points with four races left, 39 ahead of second-placed Lorenzo. Pedrosa is third with 219 points. The incident will be reviewed again by race control and further decisions whether or not to penalize Márquez will be taken. Later on that day, Pedrosa complained of Márquez being overly aggressive. Cal Crutchlow favored Márquez and said that there was no penalty required because Márquez did not actually take out Pedrosa.

Round 15 of the championship took place at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Márquez took his 4th consecutive Pole Position in qualifying with a last lap charge to depose Valentino Rossi from the front of the grid. In the race Márquez made another poor start and was fighting with Rossi for 3rd and 4th places in the first laps of the race, Márquez then caught up with Pedrosa and Lorenzo to join the lead battle. After Pedrosa took the lead Márquez attacked Lorenzo and the two engaged in a great battle for 2nd place, Márquez eventually passed and pulled away from Lorenzo around mid race, he was unable to catch Pedrosa in the lead and finished the race in 2nd place, scoring his 14th podium finish of the season, and setting his 10th fastest lap of the race.

Round 16 was held at Philip Island, Australia. Tyre overheating troubles on the new asphalt saw the race reduced from 27 to 19 laps, including the first ever compulsory pit stops. No rider was 'permitted to make more than 10 laps' without pitting for their spare bike, due to the tyre safety concerns, the new rules adding: 'In normal circumstances this means that the rider must change machine only at the end of lap 9 or lap 10'. Márquez however, completed 11 laps before changing bike and was disqualified from the race, reducing his championship lead over Lorenzo (who won) from 43 points to 18 with two rounds to go.

Round 17 was held at Twin Ring Motegi Circuit, Japan. Conditions were terrible, with the circuit experiencing a typhoon, mist, rain and even an earthquake. Free Practice on Friday was cancelled due to the weather. Saturday free practice and qualifying were reduced to half a day; morning free practice was also cancelled. Márquez recovered from a heavy fall in race morning to finish second behind Lorenzo. The result trimmed his championship lead to 13 points, meaning a fourth place finish at Valencia would be sufficient to crown him champion even if Lorenzo wins.

Round 18 was held in Valencia, Spain. Skies were perfect for the race on the day, Márquez started the race on pole, had a bad start down into 3rd, Márquez then let Dani Pedrosa do most of the early attacking on Jorge Lorenzo, Lorenzo then pushed on after a scare to win the race, Pedrosa and Márquez came 2nd and 3rd respectively, that result meant that Marc Márquez is the youngest-ever World Champion of MotoGP at the age of 20 years old.


2014[edit]

The 2014 season started well for Márquez producing fastest times on all 3 days of the first Malaysian test. He then suffered a broken right leg and was unable to take part in the second Malaysian test or the Phillip Island Tyre test.

The first race of the season was held at Losail in Qatar. Márquez progressed steadily through the events practice sessions and showed strong pace on Saturday afternoon to take pole position. During the race he made an average start dropping to 4th place on lap 1, Márquez gradually worked his way to the front of the race and enduring a tense battle with Valentino Rossi for the 2nd half of the race, ultimately winning by 0.259 seconds.[28] He also went on to win the next five rounds in Austin,[29] Termas de Río Hondo,[30] Jerez,[31] Le Mans,[32] and Mugello,[33] all from pole position.

At the Catalan Grand Prix, Márquez failed to take pole position – qualifying third after crashing during the session – but after holding off attacks from team-mate Pedrosa, and Yamaha pairing Jorge Lorenzo and Rossi, Márquez was able to win his seventh race in a row, extending his championship lead to 58 over Rossi.[34] With younger brother Álex winning the earlier Moto3 race, the Márquez brothers became the first siblings to win Grand Prix world championship races on the same day.[35] The brothers repeated the feat at the Dutch TT two weeks later.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Races Wins Podiums Poles FLaps Points Placement
2008 125cc KTM Repsol KTM 125cc 13 0 1 0 0 63 13th
2009 125cc KTM Red Bull KTM Motosport 16 0 1 2 1 94 8th
2010 125cc Derbi Red Bull Ajo Motorsport 17 10 12 12 8 310 1st
2011 Moto2 Suter Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol 15 7 11 7 2 251 2nd
2012 Moto2 Suter Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol 17 9 14 7 5 328 1st
2013 MotoGP Honda Repsol Honda 18 6 16 9 11 334 1st
2014 MotoGP Honda Repsol Honda 9 9 9 7 7 225* 1st*
Total 105 41 64 44 34 1605
  • * Season in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seasons 1st GP 1st Podium 1st Win Races Wins Podiums Poles FLaps Points WChmp
125 cc 2008–2010 2008 Portugal 2008 Great Britain 2010 Italy 46 10 14 14 9 467 1
Moto2 2011–2012 2011 Qatar 2011 France 2011 France 32 16 25 14 7 579 1
MotoGP 2013– 2013 Qatar 2013 Qatar 2013 Americas 27 15 25 16 18 559 1

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2008 125cc KTM QAT SPA
DNS
POR
18
CHN
12
FRA
Ret
ITA
19
CAT
10
GBR
3
NED
Ret
GER
10
CZE
Ret
RSM
4
IND
6
JPN
Ret
AUS
9
MAL VAL 13th 63
2009 125cc KTM QAT
Ret
JPN
5
SPA
3
FRA
Ret
ITA
5
CAT
5
NED
10
GER
16
GBR
15
CZE
8
IND
6
RSM
4
POR
Ret
AUS
9
MAL
Ret
VAL
17
8th 94
2010 125cc Derbi QAT
3
SPA
Ret
FRA
3
ITA
1
GBR
1
NED
1
CAT
1
GER
1
CZE
7
IND
10
RSM
1
ARA
Ret
JPN
1
MAL
1
AUS
1
POR
1
VAL
4
1st 310
2011 Moto2 Suter QAT
Ret
SPA
Ret
POR
21
FRA
1
CAT
2
GBR
Ret
NED
1
ITA
1
GER
1
CZE
2
IND
1
RSM
1
ARA
1
JPN
2
AUS
3
MAL
DNS
VAL
WD
2nd 251
2012 Moto2 Suter QAT
1
SPA
2
POR
1
FRA
Ret
CAT
3
GBR
3
NED
1
GER
1
ITA
5
IND
1
CZE
1
RSM
1
ARA
2
JPN
1
MAL
Ret
AUS
2
VAL
1
1st 328
2013 MotoGP Honda QAT
3
AME
1
SPA
2
FRA
3
ITA
Ret
CAT
3
NED
2
GER
1
USA
1
IND
1
CZE
1
GBR
2
RSM
2
ARA
1
MAL
2
AUS
DSQ
JPN
2
VAL
3
1st 334
2014 MotoGP Honda QAT
1
AME
1
ARG
1
SPA
1
FRA
1
ITA
1
CAT
1
NED
1
GER
1
IND
CZE
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
1st* 225*
  • * Season in progress.

Records[edit]

[36][37][38][39][40]

  • Most pole positions in Moto2 Class: 14 (shared with Pol Espargaro)
  • Most podium finishes in Moto2 Class: 25
  • Most podium finishes in a single season in Moto2 Class: 14
  • Most wins in Moto2 Class: 16
  • Most wins in a single season in Moto2 Class: 9
  • Fastest crash in MotoGP: 209 mph (336 km/h) (2nd practice Mugello 2013)[41]
  • Youngest pole position in Premier Class: 20 years, 62 days (COTA USA 2013)[1]
  • Youngest winner in Premier Class: 20 years, 63 days (COTA USA 2013)[1]
  • Youngest rider to take successive podium positions in the Premier Class: 20 years, 63 days (Qatar, COTA USA 2013)[1]
  • Youngest rider to take a fastest lap in the Premier Class: 20 years, 49 days (Qatar 2013)[1]
  • 4 successive podium positions in first 4 Premier Class Grands Prix (shared with Max Biaggi)[1]
  • Most wins as a teenager in all classes: 26
  • Youngest Spanish rider to take a pole position: 16 years, 88 days (France 2009)
  • Most pole positions in a season of 125cc World Championship: 12
  • Youngest rider to win 5 successive Grands Prix: (Mugello, Silverstone, Assen, Barcelona, Sachsenring 2010)
  • Youngest rider to lead the Premier Class championship: 20 years, 63 days (COTA USA 2013)[1]
  • Youngest rider to win at least 1 race in 3 classes of GP Racing
  • Márquez won in Germany for the fourth successive year in 2013 across three different classes; in 2010 he was competing in the 125 class, in 2011 and 2012 the Moto2 class and in 2013 in MotoGP. He is the first rider of the modern era to win at the same circuit for four successive years across three different classes. Also adding a 5th consecutive German GP win in 2014.
  • Only/first rookie to win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
  • Youngest rider to win 4 races back to back in Premier Class: 20 years, 189 days (Germany-USA-Indianapolis-Czech Republic 2013)[1]
  • First rookie to win 4 races back to back in Premier Class: (Germany-USA-Indianapolis-Czech Republic 2013)[1]
  • Youngest rider to set fastest times in every session from a Premier Class GP Weekend: (Indianapolis 2013)
  • Most wins as a rookie in Premier Class: 6[1]
  • Most pole positions as a rookie in Premier Class: 9[1]
  • Most podium finishes in rookie season of Premier Class: 16[1]
  • Most podium finishes in single season of Premier Class: 16 (Shared with Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner & Jorge Lorenzo)
  • Most points scored as a rookie in Premier Class: 334[1]
  • Youngest rider to take back to back pole positions in Premier Class (Silverstone-Misano 2013)
  • Youngest rider to take four pole positions in a row in Premier Class (Silverstone-Misano-Aragon-Malaysia 2013)
  • First rookie to take 4 consecutive pole positions in Premier Class
  • Youngest rider to win the title in Premier Class: 20 years, 266 days[1]
  • First rider to win Intermediate Class and Premier Class titles back to back
  • 2nd rookie to win Premier Class title (after Kenny Roberts in 1978)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 2 races of a season from Pole Position (Qatar-USA 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 3 races of a season from Pole Position (Qatar-USA-Argentina 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 4 races of a season from Pole Position (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 5 races of a season from Pole Position (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain-France 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 6 races of a season from Pole Position (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain-France-Italy 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 7 races of a season (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain-France-Italy-Catalunya 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 8 races of a season (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain-France-Italy-Catalunya-Netherlands 2014)
  • First rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win first 9 races of a season (Qatar-USA-Argentina-Spain-France-Italy-Catalunya-Netherlands-Germany 2014)
  • Most Pole Positions from Start Of Season in 4 Stroke MotoGP (2002–) era :6
  • Youngest Rider to win 5 races in a row in Premier Class: 21 years, 90 days
  • Youngest Rider to win 6 races in a row in Premier Class: 21 years, 104 days
  • Youngest Rider to win 7 races in a row in Premier Class: 21 years, 118 days
  • Youngest Rider to win 8 races in a row in Premier Class: 21 years, 131 days
  • Youngest Rider to win 9 races in a row in Premier Class: 21 years, 146 days
  • Only rider in 4 stroke MotoGP (2002–) era to win 6 successive premier class races from pole
  • Most points scored in First 9 races of Premier Class season: 225
  • Most Consecutive race wins in Premier Class in 4 Stroke MotoGP (2002–) era: 9

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Preceded by
Julián Simón
125 cc Motorcycle World Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Nicolás Terol
Preceded by
Stefan Bradl
Moto2 World Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Pol Espargaró
Preceded by
Jorge Lorenzo
MotoGP World Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Andy Murray
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
2014
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Incumbent