Why this is motorsport's top performer of 2016

Why this is motorsport's top performer of 2016

Marc Marquez's achievement in winning the MotoGP title three grands prix early on an inferior bike isn't just the best performance in motorcycle racing in 2016, it's more impressive than anything anyone else has achieved in the whole motorsport world

After winning at Aragon last month, and then last Thursday before the Japanese Grand Prix, Marc Marquez was dismissive of the notion that he would wrap up a third MotoGP title at Motegi. He even did his best to not talk about it as his title.

The odds on him winning it were down to a minuscule 1/50, and based on what we had seen from Marquez in the opening 14 grands prix, he was not going to drop it. Wrapping it up at Motegi was an outside possibility at best, but that it all came together is nothing less than Marquez deserves.

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