Marc Márquez has broken all sorts of records in his scintillating motorbike career to date, however, the most amazing feat is arguably his unbeaten record at the German Grand Prix on the Sachsenring track.
The 25-year-old has won every single one of the eight races he has competed in there through 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP en route to title wins in all three. Here is how the Spaniard did it.
July 18, 2010 – 125cc
Márquez takes to the track for the first time on a 125cc Derbi bike, grabs pole position, records the fastest lap and wins by over 17 seconds from Tomoyoshi Koyama.
July 17, 2011 – Moto 2
The Spaniard jumps up a class to Moto2 with manufacturer Suter, takes pole position again then gets the better of German Stefan Bradl in a thrilling duel.
July 8, 2012 – Moto 2
Márquez roars to the pole and keeps current Red Bull KTM Factory Racing trio Mika Kallio, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith at bay to win by two seconds.
Dónde está el verano en Alemania? ??♂
Where is the summer in Germany?#GermanGP pic.twitter.com/Ur2MFHiWLI
— Marc Márquez (@marcmarquez93) July 12, 2018
July 14, 2013 – MotoGP
Márquez graduated to the elite class and took pole. However, he lost the lead early before moving past Italian Valentino Rossi and then Bradl on lap six to lead. He went on to hold off Briton Cal Crutchlow for his second win of a dream debut season that consisted of six wins, a further 10 podiums and the honour of becoming the youngest ever MotoGP champion.
July 13, 2014 – MotoGP
After winning the first eight races, Márquez stormed to pole position, mastered the light rain conditions and got the better of Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to win. He won the next race at Indianapolis for 10 in a row and the title again with three races to go. This way he broke Casey Stoner’s season pole position record and Mick Doohan’s season race win record.
July 12, 2015 – MotoGP
The Spaniard didn’t have it all his own way leading into the ninth round in Germany with three retirements. But he resumed normal service on his magical track. Marc took pole, clocked the fastest lap and beat Pedrosa again as he went on to finish third overall.
July 17, 2016 – MotoGP
Márquez had picked up two wins and five further podiums in his quest to recapture the title heading into the Saxony region again with pole position another formality. When it came to race time, heavy rain fell and Márquez’s marvellous run looked like ending but he put slick tyres on after 17 laps and roared past the leaders to win by nearly 10 seconds.
July 2, 2017 – MotoGP
With a third MotoGP title safely in the bag again, Márquez returned to Germany intent on maintaining his unbeaten record. And he duly flew around the Sachsenring for pole again. German Jonas Folger tried his best to spoil the party. Márquez, however, cruised to a three-second win en route to a fourth MotoGP title at the tender age of 24.