Despite having to start from pit lane, Marc Marquez rallied at the German Grand Prix in Sachsenring to win his ninth race in nine starts in 2014. The 21-year-old Spaniard began the race with wet tires to cope with the light rains, but by the time the warm-up lap ended, the rain had stopped and he and his Honda team opted to change to his slick-tire bike. The majority of the field made the same tactical decision.
Entering the 2014 MotoGP season, there was no denying that Marc Marquez was the rider to beat with a large target planted firmly on his chest. Since winning the 2013 World Championship last year at just 20-years old and becoming the youngest MotoGP World Champion in the sport’s history, the only thing Marquez’s opponents have been able to see is his back. He has since opened the 2014 season with eight consecutive race wins – a feat that was last achieved over 40-years ago by the legendary Giacomo Agostini. Before heading to Germany for his next race on July 13th, we caught up with Marquez to see how he’s coping with it all.