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Marquez's first 20 MotoGP races: Only Surtees, Roberts won more

Reigning MotoGP title holder Marc Marquez's first 20 premier-class races compared with those of multiple world champions.
The 2014 Grand Prix of the Americas marked just the 20th MotoGP start for reigning champion Marc Marquez.

The following table compares Marquez's results from his first 20 premier-class grands prix with those of riders who have become multiple world champions in the top tier.

It shows that only John Surtees and King Kenny Roberts won more races, with Marquez highest of all for podiums, poles and points.

Riders are listed in order of the most recent premier-class title win...

Results after first 20 premier class (500/MotoGP) Grands Prix

Marc Marquez: 8 (wins) 18 (podiums) 11 (poles) 384 (points)
Jorge Lorenzo: 2 (wins) 8 (podiums) 5 (poles) 231 (points)
Casey Stoner: 3 (wins) 4 (podiums) 1 (poles) 205 (points)
Valentino Rossi: 5 (wins) 14 (podiums) 2 (poles) 300 (points)
Mick Doohan: 0 (wins) 4 (podiums) 1 (poles) 177 (points)
Wayne Rainey: 2 (wins) 11 (podiums) 3 (poles) 289 (points)
Eddie Lawson: 3 (wins) 11 (podiums) 2 (poles) 303 (points)
Freddie Spencer: 7 (wins) 10 (podiums) 8 (poles) 257 (points)
Kenny Roberts: 9 (wins) 14 (podiums) 6 (poles) 361 (points)
Barry Sheene: 6 (wins) 8 (podiums) 6 (poles) 199 (points)
Giacomo Agostini: 5 (wins) 17 (podiums) N/A (poles) 365 (points)
Phil Read: 0 (wins) 8 (podiums) N/A (poles) 180 (points)
Mike Hailwood: 3 (wins) 11 (podiums) N/A (poles) 274 (points)
John Surtees: 10 (wins) 11 (podiums) N/A (poles) 294 (points)
Geoff Duke: 8 (wins) 10 (podiums) N/A (poles) 277 (points)
Umberto Masetti: 5 (wins) 11 (podiums) N/A (poles) 280 (points)

(Points) = Current scoring system.
N/A = full data not available.

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April 23, 2014 5:08 PM

An interesting statistic, but I don't believe that much should be taken from it due to other factors e.g. opportunities. For example, the majority of Casey Stoner's first 20 races took place in a privateer team. Marquez' was on a factory Honda with 110% backing.


April 23, 2014 8:38 PM

Sete: I hope Marquez takes a couple of more titles and then switches to F1. As it sits, Surtees is the only person who has accomplished this.
To go and race motor cars would be a terrible waste of an amazing talent.

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