How Marquez is stealing the MotoGP title

How Marquez is stealing the MotoGP title

Yamaha's MotoGP challenger is the class of the field, but Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are playing catch up to a rider on a flawed machine who is finding a whole new level of personal performance

There's a reasonable chance that Marc Marquez will leave this weekend's German Grand Prix leading the MotoGP points by the equivalent of one race win, and be more than the equivalent of two wins clear of the rider in third place. Riding a Honda in 2016, that represents a supreme first half of the season.

If he can ultimately steal the title from Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, Marquez's third championship in four years might just be his best yet. And this is a 23-year-old who won it as a rookie in 2013, then started his successful title defence by winning the first 10 races of '14.

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