Four-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez revelling in the moment as the Honda rider continues to realise his boyhood dreams.

The 24-year-old Spaniard longed to be a world champion since he was a young kid and admits life couldn’t be much better right now after he secured a fourth premier class crown in five years at Valencia on Sunday.

It was his sixth world championship success in only ten years, but Marquez is refusing to put a number on what he feels is possible in the future, preferring instead to in the moment.

“I don’t want to think about numbers, or names, or about the limit, I just want to enjoy it and I’m in a dream. I want to keep continuing on this dream, this sweet moment, because I am 24, I’m in the world that I dreamed since I was five years old, I’m very happy and very proud,” he said.

“I have a very good team and everything is really nice in my life, so I want to just keep on enjoying. At the end of the season if you can celebrate the championship then of course it is much better, but we are world champion until the end of December and then it will be a new season. I hope to fight again one more year and [go on] like this.”

During the post-race press conference, it was claimed that fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow said that while there had been four ‘aliens’ capable of winning the MotoGP world championship in the past, now there was only one, ‘and then the rest’.

Marquez, though, said runner-up Andrea Dovizioso proved this season that no-one can be overlooked as the Italian emerged as a surprise contender for the title.

“I appreciate Cal and thanks for these words but in the end it is all about situations: we are living today and I won the championship, and of course now I feel unbeatable, but on Tuesday we will be on the bike again and if there is a new rider who is faster than me, it will be him,” he said.

“I remember the pre-season, Maverick [Vinales] was very fast and we saw that he will be the champion, then in the middle of the season I was 35 points behind the lead, so we need to be realistic. We are in the world championship and like Dovi demonstrated this year, you can not forget nobody, anybody can win.”


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