Marc Márquez's MotoGP Champ: The Records

We take a look at the impressive stats of the youngest MotoGP champ, ever.
Márquez celebrates second place in Malaysia © Gold & Goose/Red Bull Content Pool
By Joseph Caron Dawe

It's been one of the most incredible MotoGP seasons ever, with Marc Márquez going down in the sport's history with his third Grand Prix World Championship title.

After taking both the 125cc and Moto2 crowns on his way to the top, Márquez was anointed the 2013 MotoGP supremo in his first year in the elite category thanks to his display in Japan.

Here, looks at the numbers behind a simply phenomenal season for the 20-year-old Spaniard.

Márquez in profile © Gold & Goose/Red Bull Content Pool

Where do we start? Best get cracking with the most impressive!

Márquez is the youngest ever rider:

To take the premier class title. At the age of 20 years and 266 days, he's taken the record off Freddie Spencer and become the first rookie to win the title since Kenny Roberts way back in 1978.

To win a premier class Grand Prix. Márquez's win at the Austin GP in just his second MotoGP race came at the age of 20 years and 63 days.

To qualify on pole position in the premier class. That one was achieved at Austin too!

To win races in three different classes. Victory in Austin meant that at just a shade over 20 years of age Márquez had won Grands Prix in the 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP categories.

To lead the premier class. The win at Austin gave Márquez joint leadership of the MotoGP Championship standings with Jorge Lorenzo.

To win three successive races in the premier class of the World Championship. Márquez accomplished that feat with his win at Indianapolis.

To achieve 50 Grand Prix podiums. Second place in the MotoGP race at Silverstone delivered Márquez his 50th GP podium in a relatively short career. At that point in the season 11 had come in MotoGP, 25 in Moto2 and 14 in the old 125cc class.

Márquez waves to the crowd at Silverstone © Gold & Goose/Red Bull Content Pool

This season Márquez has also become the first ever rider in the 65-year history of MotoGP to:

Win four successive races in his debut MotoGP season. With his win in the Czech Republic, Márquez ticked off yet another record.

Win five or more races in his first year in the premier class. The win at Brno was Márquez's fifth of the year, and made him the only rookie ever to have achieved that many victories in his debut campaign.

So there we have it. Márquez's unbelievable season in numbers. The sky seems to be the limit for the most successful rookie in the history of MotoGP.

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