Marc Marquez has described his dominant 2019 MotoGP World Championship triumph as “a perfect season” but doubts he can follow up the feat in the future after celebrating his eighth career world title at his hometown Cervera.
The Repsol Honda rider was joined by younger brother Alex Marquez to mark a double celebration having won both the MotoGP and Moto2 world titles this season. It is also the first time since 2014 the siblings have won world crowns in the same season when Alex clinched the Moto3 world title as older brother Marc wrapped up his second premier class title.
The Marquez brothers hosted a traditional World Championship parade in Cervera welcomed by thousands of fans along with family members and team personnel who joined in with the celebrations.
The title celebrations were highlighted by a float procession through the town before a stage presentation for both brothers.
“It’s always nice to celebrate titles in Cervera, but this year I’m especially excited to be able to do so with my brother Alex, with us both having won World Championships in 2019,” Marquez said. “It’s eight World Championships that I have now, which is a big achievement that I have to enjoy.
“2019 has been my best year in MotoGP and the best of my career. A perfect season that will be very difficult to repeat. In spite of this, next year we will approach things in the same way and with the same objective: To become champions again.
“Winning gives you more motivation and I am never satisfied -quite the opposite, as I always want more and more.
“I give 100% in everything I do and that is what has led me to be celebrating another title here with my family, my friends, and most importantly, my fans.”
With the older Marquez clinching his eight world title, and sixth in the premier class, he has also set a new points record having already notched up 395 points over 18 rounds and can extend the record further with one race to go at the Valencia finale.
Marquez has also surpassed Mick Doohan as Honda’s most successful rider in history thanks to his sixth premier class title and 55 Grand Prix career wins. This season the 26-year-old has finished in the top two of every race, with the exception of crashing out while leading at the Circuit of the Americas.