- Australian GP victories
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Cervera, Spain
Ever since the rules were changed to allow Marc Marquez access to a factory seat in his debut MotoGP™ season, the gifted Spaniard has continued to rewrite the record books.
Winning the title in his first season with 16 podiums from 18 starts, he became the first rookie to loft the MotoGP™ title trophy since Kenny Roberts Snr achieved it back in 1978.
He made his Grand Prix debut as a 15-year-old and after a pair of podiums in his first two seasons, has been a regular race winner ever since. His maiden world title came in 2010 in the 125cc category and, aside from finishing runner-up in his maiden Moto2™ season (2011) and third overall in 2015, he’s won every World Championship he has campaigned since, 2018 marks his seventh in nine years.
He’s got more racing records than you’ve had hot dinners, including the most poles in a MotoGP™ season, the most MotoGP™ wins in a season, and he’s the only rider to win nine consecutive times at the same circuit.
He’s also the only rider in recent history with the feel and talent to save as many front-end washouts as he has done this year alone. He’s spectacular to watch and will be winning races for many more years to come.
Marquez has struggled at Phillip Island compared to his record at other tracks, recording a total of three wins, his most recent in 2017. With a costly error at the 2018 Australian MotoGP™, the Spaniard will be looking to redeem himself with a strong outing at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019.