Marquez Claims MotoGP Victory

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Marc Marquez, the 21 year old Spaniard claimed his second consecutive MotoGP championship on Sunday during the Japanese Grand Prix, although Yamaha rider Lorenzo finished first, followed by Marquez and then the Doctor in third.

It was an amazing performance by Marquez knowing that a second place in the race was enough to snatch the title again. Marquez showed that he has what it takes to be a winner, while being just 21 years old.

Marquez also ended up breaking Mike Hailwood's record, which was set in 1963, to become the youngest rider to win two MotoGP titles in a row.

Marquez and the factory Repsol Honda team having claimed their second world title in spite of three races remaining. Marquez's second place in Motegi puts him 312 points ahead of former Champion Valentino Rossi and teammate Dani Pedrosa on 230 points with Lorenzo in fourth place with 227 points.

The Motegi circuit belongs to Honda and Marquez became the first Honda rider to win a world title at the company's track. This meant something really big to Honda because this is where they test their motorcycles as well as their cars.

Marquez said "It's incredible, I cannot explain the feeling, it is like a dream, just two years in MotoGP and two titles, I cannot imagine this."

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:08 [IST]
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