Marc Marquez: A star turns 21

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Few people have achieved as much success before the age of 21 as Marc Marquez. At his youthful age he already holds an extensive list of records from his time in three World Championship categories. He debuted in the 125cc World Championship ‒with Repsol support‒ in the 2008 season, moved up to Moto2 in 2011 and last season made the leap up to the premier class. In all three categories he was crowned champion, and in all three categories he rode with Repsol colours.

Marquez has stood out from the very first day that he got on a bike, at 4 years old, but the most recent campaign saw him write his name in MotoGP history with an astonishing series of milestones and records. Amongst such honours were his becoming the youngest rider to win a premier class race, the youngest MotoGP World Championship leader and, finally, the youngest rider to take the title. All this, achieved before the age of 21.

Select records held by Marc Marquez in the World Championship
– June 22nd, 2008 Youngest Spaniard and second youngest rider overall to take a World Championship podium (15 years, 126 days).
– May 16th, 2009 Second youngest rider in history to achieve a pole position in the World Championship (16 years and 86 days).
– November 7th, 2010 Youngest Spaniard and second youngest rider overall to win the 125cc World Championship (17 years and 264 days).
– April 7th, 2013 Youngest podium finisher in MotoGP (20 years and 49 days) with third at the Qatar Grand Prix. Youngest rider to set the fastest lap of a premier class race.
– April 20th, 2013 Youngest rider to take a pole position in the premier class, at the GP of the Americas (20 years and 62 days).
– April 21st, 2013 Youngest rider to win a premier class race and take victories in three Grand Prix classes. Also the youngest rider to claim two podiums in a row and to achieve a MotoGP pole position, fastest lap and win at the same Grand Prix .
– November 10th, 2013 Youngest premier class World Champion in history (20 years and 266 days) crowned at the Valencia GP. Youngest rider to win titles in three Grand Prix classes. Youngest rookie World Champion in history.

Source: Repsol Media

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