BANGKOK, Thailand – Honda MotoGP ace Marc Marquez is the 2019 MotoGP World champion after winning the Thailand GP here – his fourth consecutive premier class title and the sixth time he’s taken the MotoGP championship.
Riding Honda’s RC213V factory bike, Marquez had a solid start to his fourth consecutive title this season, finishing second in the opening round and winning Round 2. Despite missing out on the podium at the following GP of the Americas, he went on to win eight rounds, finish second in four, finishing on the podium and amassing points in all but one round to date.
Marquez secured the championship title with four of the 19 rounds remaining.
Marquez became the youngest MotoGP champion after winning his first championship in his debut year in 2013, when he joined Honda’s HRC factory team Repsol Honda Team. The following year he won the first 10 rounds and became champion once again with 13 wins.
Alhough he missed yet another championship in 2015 he took revenge in 2016 with a third title. So far in his MotoGP career Marquez has been on pole a record 61 times and has won 53 GP’s (fourth in the history of MotoGP).
Marquez said after the race: “It’ a great feeling to be World champion with Honda again. We fought hard when we had to and all of the team and Honda have done such an incredible job to bring us to this level.
”Celebrating Honda Racing’s 60th anniversary with the MotoGP title is a great honour.”