Doing the math ahead of the Thai GP, it would be hard to see how Marc Marquez would come out of Buriram not the 2019 MotoGP World Champion, as the Spaniard only needed to finish two points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso to clinch the title.
The problem though is that Marc Marquez is not known for taking the easy points, and instead we witnessed a masterful race from the Repsol Honda rider, as he battled his way to the front of the race.
The result was Marc Marquez taking the MotoGP World Championship title in dominating form – a fitting end to his 2019 season.
Now an eight-time Grand Prix champion – with six titles in MotoGP – the Spaniard is on pace to upset more than a few records in the grand prix archives.
And while he seems imperious on the race track right now, Thailand showed us a budding rivalry and a new challenger for the future. Congratulations to Marc Marquez, he has been truly impressive on the race track this year.
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