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Marc Marquez is living proof that smiles definitely kill. The young phenom’s beaming expressions were a mere layer above the natural killer instincts that just carried him to ultimate MotoGP glory, being crowned as the youngest-ever World Champion after a solid result (third) on his home turf at the season finale in Valencia (Spain). A much-anticipated battle for the Championship with rival and title contender (and fellow Spaniard) Jorge Lorenzo culminated what has been a truly magical, albeit dramatic rookie season. “I feel… I cannot explain what I feel,” said the 20-year-old prodigy, who has already smashed multiple records this season including youngest ever Premier Class race winner, youngest pole-sitter, first rookie Champion since 1978 and more. "It is a dream come true – maybe too early because I did not expect to fight for the championship this year.”
The kid is simply unbelievable. Riding a dream streak of ultra-convincing MotoGP premiere class triumphs in his rookie season, young Spanish phenom, Marc Marquez, is closing in on a World Title following his brilliant display at one of his ‘home tracks’ in Aragon. Coming into race day at the MotoGP of Spain with a hard-earned Pole Position ahead of fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, Marc topped the long-time dominant rider yet again when it counted – passing him with 10 laps remaining in the race and on to victory. His masterful performance pushed him to 39 points ahead of Lorenzo in the Championship standings with but four events left on the calendar.
Marc Marquez is the real deal. Sure, the humble Spanish phenom may be inclined to play down the fact that he holds a 16-point lead in the Championship standings as a MotoGP rookie. Or the fact the fact that he’s on the heels of three recent victories (the most recent coming at Laguna Seca in Northern California – where he became the first rookie to have ever triumphed at the track). He’s the youngest ever to tally back-to-back wins, by the way. Marc’s quick to point out that the absences and injuries of fellow Spanish superstars like Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo allowed him chances to win – and that their presence may have altered the results. But he also noticeably omits the fact that his first-ever victory, coming at the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin (Texas), was achieved by convincingly outgunning his childhood hero (and fellow Oakley superstar), Valentino Rossi, who’s finally found his form after a couple of tough years with Ducati.