Marc Marquez: It is impossible to break the record of Giacomo AgostiniOctober 9, 2019
The victory of Marc Marquez sparked a discussion of statistics and records of the Grand Prix. The Spaniard believes that in the current conditions it is unrealistic to repeat the achievement of Giacomo Agostini. Mark already has eight titles, it remains to take seven more.
Repsol Honda racer took fourth place in terms of number of titles. Another, and join the group in third place: Rossi, Halewood and Ubbiali. Further only Angel Nieto (13) and Giacomo Agostini (15).
Marquez performs in an era when a rider cannot afford to race in several categories at once. This is simply impossible because of the tight schedule, the contract and the banal lack of strength, time. Giacomo Agostini had this opportunity, and he stamped in pairs the titles 350 and 500 in 1968-1972. For this reason, no one now focuses on the achievement of Giacomo, including Mark as well.
Marc Marquez: “I communicate well with Giacomo. I do not like the word impossible, I never say it, but in this case it is completely impossible. I never chased numbers or names. I just enjoy racing. I was very lucky that I have such a job in which I can show my best results. We are in the era of mechanical equality. All have approximately the same conditions. I’m talking about this because the races are won by pilots on motorcycles of four different manufacturers. On the starting grid, there are usually up to eight pilots who can potentially win and fight for the title. “You need to constantly think about how to get better, to learn from veterans such as Rossi, Lorenzo and Dovi, as well as young pilots like Vignales and Quartararo.”
Agostini also holds a record for the number of victories in the Grand Prix. He has 122. Mark with 79 victories is in fourth place. Rossi in second place with 115 wins. Nieto is third (90 wins).
This season, Marc Marquez took first place in the ranking of the best in history in terms of the number of poles. He has 61 (Mick Duane’s previous record of 58).
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