Marc Márquez: Journey to MotoGP Glory

We trace the youngest MotoGP World Champion's four-year journey to history.

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Marc Márquez's victory roll begins
Grand Prix of the Netherlands, 125cc, winner award ceremony.

Marc Márquez's victory roll begins

Marc Márquez celebrates his third win of the 2010 season at Assen in the Netherlands. It was the third in a run of five straight victories, which helped him take the 125cc title race by the scruff of the neck.

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Marc Márquez: champion but too young for champagne
Marc Marquez after Grand Prix of  Germany, Sachsenring, 125cc, during winner award ceremony.

Marc Márquez: champion but too young for champagne

Still only 17 at the time, but that didn't stop him! Márquez celebrates victory in Germany, his fifth on the bounce in the 2010 125cc campaign...

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Marc Márquez celebrates victory number 10
Marc Marquez after Grand Prix of Portugal, Estoril, 125cc, during winner award ceremony.

Marc Márquez celebrates victory number 10

A simply phenomenal ride at Estoril from way down the starting grid after a technical problem gave Márquez his 10th win of the 2010 season.

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Champion elect Marc Márquez waves to the fans
Marc Marquez after Grand Prix of Portugal, Estoril, 125cc, saluting the fans

Champion elect Marc Márquez waves to the fans

Márquez knew that the win in Portugal had all but clinched a maiden World Championship title and he celebrated with fans, but there was still work to do in the final race at Valencia.

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Marc Márquez becomes the 125cc World champion
Marc Marquez after Grand Prix of Spain, in Valencia, 125cc, saluting the fans

Marc Márquez becomes the 125cc World champion

A top-four finish at the last round of the season in Valencia was enough for Márquez to clinch the 125cc title in front of an adoring home crowd. It was the start of something very special...

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125 champion Márquez steps up to Moto2
Marc Marquez celebrates after Grand Prix of Catalunya, in Barcelona, MotoGP - Moto2

125 champion Márquez steps up to Moto2

After taking the 125cc crown in such style, a step up to Moto2 was the next move for Márquez. After a rocky start he won in France before finishing second at his home race at Montmelo, the Catalunya Grand Prix.

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A second world title for Márquez
Marc Marquez celebrates after Grand Prix of Austrlia, in Phillip Island, MotoGP - Moto2

A second world title for Márquez

The 2011 season ended with seven wins for Márquez in Moto2, but a practice session crash in Malaysia ruled him out for the final two races and denied him the chance to push Stefan Bradl all the way for the title. Next year, in 2012, he went all out and took the title in dominant style.

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The first MotoGP win for Marc Márquez
Marc Marquez during Grand Prix of the USA, in Laguna Seca, MotoGP

The first MotoGP win for Marc Márquez

Following such huge success in the 125cc and Moto2 categories, there was only one place for Márquez to go: MotoGP. He arrived with a bang, taking a podium in his first race in Qatar, and in just his second race in Austin he won to become the youngest ever winner of a MotoGP race.

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Márquez takes MotoGP championship chase by storm
Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on 18 August, 2013.

Márquez takes MotoGP championship chase by storm

Round 9 at Indianapolis saw Márquez take his third MotoGP win of the 2013 season, and it was part of a four-race winning streak that saw him take command of the Championship.

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Márquez, the rookie rider, dominates MotoGP
Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the Grand Prix of Czech Republic in BRNO.

Márquez, the rookie rider, dominates MotoGP

His fourth win in a row – the fifth of the season – came at Brno in the Czech Republic, and it was fast becoming apparent that Márquez was the man to beat despite his rookie status.

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Podiums, and champagne, keep flowing for Márquez
Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the Grand Prix of San Marino in Misano.

Podiums, and champagne, keep flowing for Márquez

Second place at Misano kept up an incredible record for Márquez, who by the 13th round had stood on the podium 12 times.

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Marc Márquez celebrates victory with the fans
Marc Marquez celebrates after winning the Grand Prix of Aragon in Alcaniz.

Marc Márquez celebrates victory with the fans

Victory in Aragón put Márquez firmly in control of the 2013 title chase and was his sixth win of the season, leaving him just a few points away from clinching the MotoGP title.

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A short pause in Márquez's championship bid...
Marc Marquez changes bikes during the Australian MotoGP.

A short pause in Márquez's championship bid...

Márquez arrived at the Australian round with a 43-point lead, and with his first chance of clinching the title. However, a mandatory bike swap during the race for all riders due to tyre safety concerns complicated matters, as Márquez was disqualified following a mix up with his team.

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Youngest ever MotoGP champion
Marc Marquez MOTOGP Victories Red Bull Valencia Spain 2013 youngest ever motogp champion

Youngest ever MotoGP champion

At 20 years and 266 days old, Márquez becomes the youngest ever elite class champion in Valencia, Spain, finishing third in the race behind Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. Márquez also becomes the first rider since Kenny Roberts in 1978 to take the premier class title in their rookie season.

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