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MotoGP: 6 Best races of Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Championship in his debut season
Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Championship in his debut season
Modified 02 Dec 2018
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Marc Marquez entered the MotoGP class in 2013 and brought in a new era of championship dominance to the sport. The Spaniard's arrival titled the championship away from Lorenzo, and since then, Marquez won five titles in six MotoGP seasons.

The 25-year-old competed in over 180 Grand Prix Motorcycles races and went on to claim seventy race wins in his decade-long career. With a fair amount of racing still left in him, it shouldn't be a surprise if he overtakes Rossi to become the most successful MotoGP racer of all time.

In this article, let us take a trip down the memory lane and look closer at the top-6 races of Marc Marquez's illustrious career.

#6 The United States 2013

Marquez secured his first MotoGP win in the second race of his career
Marquez secured his first MotoGP win in the second race of his career

After finding tremendous success in the Moto2 and the Moto3 class, the prolific Spanish racer made his MotoGP debut in the 2013 season.

Marc Marquez's finished the debut race at Qatar in the third place, behind Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. The Spaniard better himself in the second race at the Circuit of the Americas as he took a marvellous race win from the pole position.

This was the first win of his MotoGP career and the rest, as we know, is history as he went on to become one of the most successful motorcycle riders in the history of the sport.

#5 Valencia 2013

Marc Marquez won his first riders
Marc Marquez won his first riders' championship in the debut season

Marc Marquez had a brilliant rookie season in MotoGP as he had fought Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo neck-to-neck for the entire 2013 season.

Both the Spanish riders entered the final race of the season at Valencia with a shot at creating history. Leading Lorenzo in the riders' championship standings, Marquez needed to finish fourth or better to secure the MotoGP World Championship in his debut season. Riding the Honda machine, the Spaniard started the race from the pole position but quickly surrendered the lead to Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo won the race, but that was not enough as Marquez finished third and became the youngest-ever MotoGP World Champion. Also, he is the first rider to win the MotoGP Championship in his rookie season in the MotoGP era.

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Published 02 Dec 2018, 13:30 IST
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