Spain’s untouchable MotoGP winner Marc Márquez put in another imperious display this year, blowing away his closest rivals Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi. Here’s his take on the 2018 season. To say that Marc Márquez has had another blistering MotoGP season would be something of an understatement. After a controversial start that saw the Honda Factory Racing star get into a spot of bother with Valentino Rossi at the Argentine MotoGP, the young Spaniard turned things around in emphatic style as he performed another world title smash-and-grab.
On his way to claiming his seventh world championship crown – that’s now five in the premier class, one in Moto2 and one in Moto3 – Márquez has scored five pole positions, six fastest laps and seven race victories. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso pushed Márquez as hard as he could, and Jorge Lorenzo thrilled MotoGP crowds with his unexpected speed – “He surprised me because last year he struggled with Ducati and this year he was very fast,” says Márquez – but no one was able to keep up with the Spaniard in 2018.
Victory at the Circuit of The Americas in April was particularly sweet after the incident in Argentina that saw him place 18th, but for Márquez, the most important points of the his latest title-winning season came at Le Mans, where he won for only the second time in his premier-class career. “It’s a circuit that I struggle with every year,” he explains. “I was not convinced 100 percent, but I won with a really solid weekend. Important points of the season.” With a seventh world title in the bag, along with a clutch of new world records, it’s been a sweet 2018 for the untouchable star of MotoGP. Here’s what he had to say about it.