Repsol Honda team rider is crowned MotoGP World Champion for the fourth time in five years and takes his sixth career title, in one of the most closely-fought seasons in history.
Marc Márquez became MotoGP World Champion once again today at Valencia in the final race of the season. Aged 24 years and 268 days, the Spaniard continues to break records in Grand Prix racing, and is now the youngest rider in history to achieve six titles. In addition, he enters the exclusive club of the ten riders with the most World Championships and becomes the Spanish rider to win the most premier class titles.
One of the closest MotoGP seasons in recent years went the Repsol Honda Team rider’s way thanks to his immense determination. After a start to the campaign in which he was as low as fourth in the standings after six races, Márquez put together a run of ten podiums from a possible twelve, leading the series twice and sealing the title at the last round of the year.
Márquez confirmed World Championship number six at the same circuit where he was crowned MotoGP king for the first time in 2013, and where he also took the first of his titles in 125cc in 2010. This season the Repsol Honda rider has taken six victories, six further podiums and eight pole positions.
After around 9,000 kilometres of track time at 18 Grands Prix across 14 countries, Marc Márquez remains MotoGP World Champion and one of the leading figures in world sport.