Marc Márquez's decade won

In ten years in the Motorcycle World Championship, the Spanish won seven titles and five of them in the MotoGP, the premier category.

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With his early consecration as champion of MotoGP of 2018, the Spanish Marc Márquez proved once again that his roof has not yet arrived. In ten years within the World Championship he achieved seven titles. The first two were in the minor categories: in 2010 in 125cc and in 2012, in Moto2. While in the queen class he immediately left his stamp with Honda when he was crowned for the first time in 2013, in his debut season. He then celebrated in 2014, 2016, 2017, and this year.

In this decade accumulates, among the three categories, 185 races, 70 victories, 116 podiums, 80 pole positions and 60 lap records. All this with only 25 years, something that allows us to suppose that he can achieve even more laurels. But what better way than to talk about what happened in his sports campaign and, especially, in this tournament ...

Marc Márquez's decade won-You have completed ten years in the Motorcycle World Championship, what do you remember most about your debut?
-Time passes very fast! I remember the first race as if it were yesterday. I came to Estoril after being injured in the preseason. I was very nervous and in the first training session they passed me all over the place. That weekend I fell three or four times because I wanted to give more than I really could, as usual. Ten years have passed since that first Grand Prix, but I feel like it was something very recent.

-In addition to the titles, what do you keep from this decade?
-During this time, the titles have been the most important thing, but if I had to keep something of my ten years in the championship, it would be with the lifestyle, the way in which the World Cup marks your day to day, your character . You meet a lot of people, you mature as a child who goes from 15 to 25 years old. I am left with the moments lived inside the circuit, but off the track; It really is where we spend the most time, although that part people cannot see.

-Season after season you keep growing, learning, what have you learned from 2018?
-This year we have done things very well. What do you learn? Experience. You come across new situations and you must know how to manage them, you learn to be with your loved ones ... The latter is something that I always highlight a lot, since it is a key point; You have to know how to be locked in your box. On the track, you learn and grow in sports, but above all, you mature and you see different environments, different things happen and you sense where you should be.

Marc Márquez's decade won-Last year you commented that with Dovizioso you learned that no one can be underestimated. Which pilot has surprised you the most?
-Every year a rider surprises you and this year, in the MotoGP category, the one who has impressed me the most has been Jorge Lorenzo. There were some races in which many people no longer gave a penny for him and in the end, he ended up being one of the champions of the championship and winning many races. This means that when you have talent and have been a champion, you can be so again. This is where mental strength is shown and, in this case, I think Lorenzo has known how to react.

-Since the traffic lights went out in Qatar, in March, what do you think has been the key moment?
-There have been several moments. But perhaps the most important have been the victories at Jerez and Le Mans, where I won both races and the rivals failed, especially Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. This is where you get an advantage that, if you are cold-blooded in the most critical moments, you can manage it well.

-Has it been your best season?
-It has been one of the most complete seasons so far since I have been able to finish regularly on the podium positions. Perhaps the best year in terms of results was 2014, but this year was very good because we have worked very well and we have been able to row in difficult moments and take advantage of the moments in which we were feeling well.

Marc Márquez's decade won-You have already celebrated seven world titles. What moment are you looking forward to the most?
-The moment you look forward to most when you celebrate a title is the arrival at the box with your mechanics. Even though I'm the one who gets on the podium, behind there are a series of people who push for you to be champion. When we lose, we all lose, but if we win, we also win together. Of course, you also hope to get home and celebrate with all your people.

-Mick Doohan, the same one who you have equaled today after winning five titles in the premier class, says that he is proud to share that number with you and that your driving style is unmatched.
-I have a great relationship with Mick Doohan, since we have coincided in several events. It's incredible to be able to compare myself to Doohan, because the first memory I have of seeing motorcycles on television is of him battling Álex Crivillé. I have no words to describe what it means to match his five-title number in the premier class.

Source: Repsol Media Service

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