Racer of the Decade Nominee #1 – Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez started the decade as a little-known 125cc rider (with just two podium finishes) going into the third season of his grand prix motorcycling career.

He ended the decade as statistically one of the best MotoGP riders in history and in the eyes of many THE greatest talent to ever grace the sport.

The 26-year-old has won eight world championships this decade, first clinching the 125cc crown in 2010 and then the Moto2 title in 2012. Since stepping up to MotoGP, he has taken six titles from his seven seasons.

Incredibly, he took the title in his rookie season in 2013, edging out then two-time champion Jorge Lorenzo and becoming the youngest ever premier class world champion at just 20-years-old.

20-year-old Marquez celebrating his first MotoGP title

Marquez dominated in his second year, winning the first ten races of the season. He would go onto take 13 wins, a record in the premier class.

After a disappointing 2015 full of crashes, the Spaniard matured as a rider and has gone on to take the last four championships in a row.

He has achieved this with a Honda that has certainly not been the best bike. The highest championship finish by any other Honda rider in the last four years is 4th (Dani Pedrosa in 2017), and that is the only instance of a top five finish.

Marquez rounded off the decade with his best campaign yet. This year he had the best season in the championship’s history, taking twelve wins, six second places and a record-breaking 420 points from the 19 races.

Marquez was in a league of his own in 2019

Despite his young age, Marquez is now only one world championship title away from equaling Valentino Rossi.

He also already holds the record for most premier class poles with 62 and has 56 MotoGP wins to his name, placing him third on the all-time list.

If Marc Marquez is your Racer of the Decade then make sure to vote for him on our Twitter page.

Voting opens at 8pm (GMT) on Saturday (Dec 21st) and will close at 10pm on Monday (Dec 23rd).

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