Catalan rider Marc Márquez clinches 6th MotoGP title
With 4 races to spare, 26-year-old gets closer to all-time best Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi
The Catalan rider Marc Márquez has made history once more after clinching his 6th MotoGP title on Sunday after the Thailand Grand Prix.
He came first in the Asian race in style, defeating Fabio Quartararo in the last lap and has now 4 races to spare.
Márquez celebrated his fourth championship in a row with a giant 8 black pool ball to remember the fact that it is his eighth title overall, counting not only his MotoGP wins, but also one in the 250cc and another one in the 125cc categories.
With this win, the Catalan racer gets one title short of Valentino Rossi's seven MotoGP/500cc victories – the Italian legend has nine titles overall.
Márquez gets two championships short of Giacomo Agostini, who has the all-time best record of victories in premier-class titles, with 8. Agostini is also on top of the overall rankings with 15 wins.
Dozens of people gathered in Márquez's hometown, Cervera, to celebrate their neighbor's new feat on Sunday morning.