After the record of precocity achieved by Marc Márquez in the Grand Prix of the Americas as the youngest driver to climb to the top of the drawer in a race of the queen category beating Freddie Spencer, and overtake Dan Predrosa as the youngest pilot to win in the three categories, we can go and score a few more.
So and after his second place in the Spanish Grand Prix, he is the youngest driver to stand alone in front of the provisional general classification. In the last race of Texas I had already achieved it with 20 years and 63 days but the honor of the leadership shared it with Jorge Lorenzo, with whom he was tied on points. Now, with 20 years and 77 days he gets it alone.
It’s funny that the previous pilot who held the record was precisely Jorge Lorenzo who has seen as a stroke, on the weekend in which his name adorned a curve of Jerez, has lost there precisely the second place and the record of precocity that I had with 20 years and 345 days.
If we look back, we find mythical names that also came to the fore at an early age. Mike Hailwood led the 1961 championship after winning the 500cc race in the Isle of Man TT with 21 years and 75 days, and Freddie Spencer after winning the inaugural 500cc race in 1983, in Kyalami (South Africa) with 21 years and 89 days
There are still records at your fingertips although some, as Luis told us, can not reach them anymore.