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Statistics from Marquez's MotoGP career

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Statistics from Marquez's MotoGP career
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Translated by: Rachit Thukral

Marc Marquez clinched his fourth MotoGP title in Valencia earlier this month, stamping his authority as one of the greatest riders of the current generation. Here are some statistics from his title-winning year.

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Youngest four-time MotoGP champion

Youngest four-time MotoGP champion
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At the age of 24 years, 8 months and 26 days, Marc Marquez became MotoGP's youngest world champions, overtaking Mike Hailwood (25 years, three months and 26 days).

Youngest six time world champion

Youngest six time world champion
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Marquez is also the youngest six-time world champion after including his titles in 125cc and Moto2. He took away the record from Valentino Rossi, who achieved his sixth title at the age of 25 years, eight months and one day.

Second most successful Spanish rider

Second most successful Spanish rider
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With his fourth MotoGP title, Marquez passed countryman Jorge Lorenzo to become Spain's most successful motorcycle rider. Only Angel Nieto is ahead of him in the list, with 13 titles across 50cc and 125cc categories.

Spanish run in MotoGP

Spanish run in MotoGP
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Spaniards have dominated MotoGP for the last six years, with 2011 being the last year when a non-Spanish rider won the world title. Lorenzo won champions in 2012 and '15, while Marquez was victorious in 2013, '14, '16, '17.

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate with the team

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate with the team
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Marquez has won all his four titles with Honda, having started his career in MotoGP with the Japanese squad. The 24-year-old is the second most successful rider for Honda, ahead of Rossi but behind the legendary Mick Doohan.

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate
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His sixth overall title allowed him to move up to eighth in the list of most successful riders, equal with Geoff Duke and Jim Redman. In terms of champions in Premier Class, he's fourth in the order, tied with Eddie Lawson, Hailwood, John Surtees and Duke.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
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Marquez scored as many victories as title rival Andrea Dovizioso in 2017, but beat him in the pole (eighth) and podiums (12) departments.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team crash

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team crash
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For the first time since 1998 when Doohan claimed his fifth title, a rider was able to win the championship despite three retirements. Marquez crashed in Argentina and France, while an engine failure led to a DNF in the UK.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team after the crash

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team after the crash
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During 2017, Marquez suffered from 27 crashes, only fewer than record holder Sam Lowes.

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate
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Marquez scored 298 points throughout the 2017 season - the same as he did last year. Apart from 2016, only twice has the championship winner scored fewer than 300 points - Kenny Roberts (205 points) and Nicky Hayden (2006).

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate

Worldchampion Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team celebrate
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In 2017, Marquez won a total of six races to take his total to 61 (across all categories) and 35 in the Premier Class. In terms of victories, he is sixth in the ranking, only three wins behind Lorenzo (64).

Top 3 after qualifying: Polesitter Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Top 3 after qualifying: Polesitter Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
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Marquez scored eight pole positions this season, taking his tally to 73 in all classes of motorcycle racing - more than any rider in the history of the sport. Speaking specifically about Premier Class, he's third in the list with 35 poles, not far behind Rossi (54) and Doohan (58).

Podium: second place Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Race winner Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, third place Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Podium: second place Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Race winner Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, third place Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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With third place in Valencia, Marquez scored his 102nd podium and 63rd in MotoGP. He is currently the ninth most successful rider in terms of podiums.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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Over the course of 2017, Marquez set fastest laps at three occasions. He is currently sixth in the list of all-time fastest laps setters, with 53 fastest laps - out of which 37 were set in the Premier Class,
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Series MotoGP
Event Valencia GP
Sub-event Sunday race
Location Valencia Circuit Ricardo Tormo
Drivers Marc Marquez
Teams Repsol Honda Team
Author Willy Zinck