MotoGP » Marquez: MotoGP titles matter more than records


“People remember how many titles you have. Not how many races you won” - Marc Marquez.

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kma55

June 16, 2014 8:46 PM

I don't think he will need to worry about bagging a few more titles. He is already on course to match Stoner and Lorenzo (as well as some pretty big names from the past) in just his second year in the premier class.
Some of the records that he sets now may never be broken.

Yearby23

June 16, 2014 9:13 PM

You can tell MM wants the record.

''People remember how many titles you have. Not how many race you won''

I think people will remember you if you won every race in a season Marc.
Then again I think people will remember you anyway, even for your Moto2 career.
I'm not even a massive fan of him but what he's doing is simply sublime.

Realist

June 16, 2014 9:32 PM

He's right. Hayden is the perfect example. Very few race wins to his credit at all, but that lucky WC always grants him the title "World Champion". Then you look at Dani Pedrosa. So many wins to his credit, but no WC.........so people slate him.

Marquez will be one of the greats. That's for sure.

TalentFan

June 16, 2014 9:56 PM

I'm in a minority as usual. I think Titles as well as Wins are virtually meaningless unless they are hard won and fairly won in a truly sporting and truly competitive environment.

Its been getting worse for years now, and pretty dire since 2008. But even though MM is one hell of a pilot his wins and titles in MotoGP are achieved with so much advantage (Moto2 also) it devalues such things terribly.

Now I dont suppose any of this is any if MMs doing.... but it still means the lad is being credited with being superior through his statistics to a lot of previous generation racers who really, really had to fight and control their bikes without aids and against very strong opponents to get their victories. Thats just not right. Marquez should be made to really earn his victories, then he will be able to have the validity of being a champion.

Like I said before.... Tai Woofindens Speedway WC was hard won against super tough in depth opposition on genuinely competitive equipment. So th

TalentFan

June 16, 2014 9:58 PM

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Like I said before.... Tai Woofindens Speedway WC was hard won against super tough in depth opposition on genuinely competitive equipment. So that Title is really worth something. Poor Marqez's WC is worthless in comparison, which is a shame but no less true (IMO).

JimmyTheRealOne

June 16, 2014 10:17 PM

Marquez had no machinery advantage in Moto2, quite the contrary. And his MotoGP superiority? Well, a title in his rookie season and seven consecutive wins in the next - you really can't contribute that only to his presumed "advantage".

MAG1697

June 16, 2014 10:22 PM

He is absolutely right, just look at Rossi. He wasn't done much in the past four years. His record is the last four years is equivalent to Ben Spies when he was at Yamaha. Everyone calls him a legend because of all his championships. If not, we would have seen the door just like Ben.

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