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On the Trail of Hailwood, Agostini, Doohan and Rossi

MotoGP records and firsts on the line at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans

 

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As Marc Marquez continues his domination in MotoGP at the French Grand Prix of Le Mans, we’ve come up with a short list of firsts that are within his reach on race day:

- If Marquez is the fastest qualifier at Le Mans, this will mark the first time that a rider has started from pole at six or more consecutive MotoGP races since Casey Stoner was on pole at seven successive races in 2008, riding a Ducati.

Are you a fan of Casey Stoner? If so, READ THIS: 2011 MotoGP World Champion

- A Le Mans victory would make him the youngest ever rider, at the age of 21 years and 90 days, to win five successive races in the premier class, taking the record from Mike Hailwood who was 22 years and 160 days old when he won five successive races in the 500 class in 1962, riding an MV Agusta.

Who is Mike Hailwood? READ THIS: Mike Hailwood and His Honda RC166

- By winning in France, Marquez could become the first rider since Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha in 2008 to win five successive MotoGP races.
Are you a fan of The Doctor? READ THIS: Valentino Rossi, 2009 World Champion
- He could also become the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1972, riding an MV Agusta, to win the opening five races of the year in the premier class.
Want to know more about Giacomo Agostini? READ THIS: A Day With Giacomo Agostini
- If Marquez qualifies on pole, which he has, and wins the race, this would be the first time that a rider has won five or more successive premier class races from pole since Mick Doohan, on a Honda, won 10 successive races from pole in 1997.
Are you a fan of Mick Doohan? If so, READ THIS:The Wonder From Down Under
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