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February 26th, 2018, 12:37 AM   #1
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Another Piece Falls Into Place - Marquez Stays With Honda for 2019/2020

Hardley a surprise, but it's confirmed now

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Hardly surprising is it, by then KTM should be a winning machine and it'd do him good to get away from Honda.
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Marquez and his records.

i gotta say. In my lifetime aside from doohan domination, the rossi phenomenon and stoners all to brief tenure as the fastest man on two wheels. Marquez. Marquez perfoms the impossible. Marquez rises to adversity, thrives on the challenge. He does shit that should not be possible. If he is the benchmark and not an anomaly iI'm super excited to what the next 40 years will bring me. If i get that far.



Marquez: the record breakerAs the rider from Cervera signs up for two more seasons at Honda, we take a look at his record - and records

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When Marc Marquez signed to Repsol Honda in 2013 - to replace two-time Champion Casey Stoner, no less - few could have imagined what was around the corner. In five seasons of racing in the premier class since, the number 93 has only 'lost' the title once - in 2015 - giving him four premier class crowns to add to his Moto2™ and 125 World Championships.And the number 93 just keeps breaking records, soafter hisrenewal with Honda until 2020was announced, we decided to take a look at what Marquez has ticked off so far...

Marc Marquez - New MotoGP™ World Champion - 2013 season

In 2013 at the age of 20 years and 63 days old, Marquez became the youngest rider to win a premier class Grand Prix when he took victory at the Circuit of the Americas in the second race of the season, beating the previous record set by Freddie Spencer. That same year, Marquez then also became the youngest to win four races in a season - the Americas, German, Indianapolis and Czech GPs - beating Kenny Roberts' previous best. Come Valencia, it was then time for the big one as Marquez sealed the deal to become the youngest ever premier class Champion - and the secured himself the glory of best all-time rookie.

#MM93WorldChamp: Marquez's 4 titles in 5 seasons

If that wasn't enough, 2014 was another step up. Marquez beat Mick Doohan's record of 12 wins in a year, taking a staggering 13victories - 10 of which were in a row at the beginning of the season, giving a new meaning to the term 'on a roll'.

How Marquez claimed the 2016 MotoGP™ title

In 2016, it was time for another landmark as Marquez took back the crown and became the youngest three-time premier class World Champion. And in 2017, the rider from Cervera added another - wrapping up the year with that incredible save in the season finale at Valencia, and taking crown number six overall.

With two more years to count on at Honda, what other records can Marquez now break?
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With two more years to count on at Honda, what other records can Marquez now break?
Including this year its 3 years, so he should be on the same number of championships as Rossi, but 3 or is it 4 years younger. Also he's had much better quality riders up against him than Rossi ever did.
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Also he's had much better quality riders up against him than Rossi ever did.
I see this thrown around so much.

In 2009, Rossi beat Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa for a world championship. Apart from two of those names, one retired and one who passed on, that's pretty much the same cream of the crop Marquez has beaten. Except when they are all several years older.

Make no mistake, I admire Marquez's raw talent and I have mentioned that several times here (Re-stating this for those with tunnel vision), but can we please lay off the hyperbole?
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I see this thrown around so much.

In 2009, Rossi beat Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa for a world championship. Apart from two of those names, one retired and one who passed on, that's pretty much the same cream of the crop Marquez has beaten. Except when they are all several years older.

Make no mistake, I admire Marquez's raw talent and I have mentioned that several times here (Re-stating this for those with tunnel vision), but can we please lay off the hyperbole?
In 2009 the Yamaha was the best bike on the grid. Rossi had an experience advantage with the Bridgestone over everyone but Stoner. Also note that 2009 with the control tyre was his least dominant championship win.
Hayden was on a Ducati he couldn't come to grips with.
Stoner was sick.
Lorenzo was in his second year.
Dovi was not the rider he was last year.
Pedro is Pedro I wouldn't say he was better or worse than he would be in 2013-2015. Even now he still has his races where he is untouchable.

It's not always just who you beat but how you beat them and Rossi has been unable to duplicate the way Lorenzo, Stoner and Marquez have been able to dominate the field on a control tyre.
Marquez started both 2016&2017 on the 3rd best bike on the grid and was still able to be leading the championship by mid season.
Marquez was able to win 4 championships(and set a new race wins record) against that field, 2 of them while at a machinery disadvantage. Rossi has only been able to do it in similar conditions once.
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I could rip all those poor excuses to shreds, but I don't need to.
The point has been made.
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I see this thrown around so much.

In 2009, Rossi beat Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa for a world championship. Apart from two of those names, one retired and one who passed on, that's pretty much the same cream of the crop Marquez has beaten. Except when they are all several years older.

Make no mistake, I admire Marquez's raw talent and I have mentioned that several times here (Re-stating this for those with tunnel vision), but can we please lay off the hyperbole?
Pedrosa, Hayden, and Dovizioso were not serious threats for the title in 2009. BTW Dovi finished behind Colin Edwards. Don't apply 2017 to 2009 retroactively as it's moronic.

Stoner might have been had he stayed healthy, and probably could have mounted a serious challenge.

That leaves just Lorenzo who happened to be on the second M1 as the only real threat to Rossi.

Suddenly that 2009 title looks a little different once you start reading between the lines and remove the bopperism from it all.
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Hardley a surprise, but it's confirmed now

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Another good news scoop by Macca. Good job buddy. We used to have Pigeon,our own twitter guy, pre twitter on here.
I don't always have time to browse all the media outlets so your updates are appreciated and helpfull. You are now our official anchorman. Keep up the good work and stay classy
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Another good news scoop by Macca. Good job buddy. We used to have Pigeon,our own twitter guy, pre twitter on here.
I don't always have time to browse all the media outlets so your updates are appreciated and helpfull. You are now our official anchorman. Keep up the good work and stay classy
I even get the scoop on news stories that self destruct after 10 minutes - You just can't coach that!
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