Yuasa, team sponsor of HRC Repsol Honda, are celebrating with Marc Marquez and the team after the sensational Spaniard won his fourth MotoGP World Championship. A superb ride at the season finale in Valencia saw the 24-year-old become the youngest ever rider to win his sixth career world title and fourth MotoGP title.
With the title decider going down to the final race, the pressure was on for Marquez. Nevertheless, he put in an amazing performance to finish third on the podium and claim his fourth MotoGP crown. A feat once achieved by the likes of British motorcycle legends Mike Hailwood and John Surtees.
Along with Marquez’s third place finish in Valencia, Honda Repsol team mate Dani Pedrosa secured a phenomenal victory to secure his 54th career win which meant Honda claimed the prestigious “Triple Crown,” comprising the Constructor, Rider and Team Championships.
Marc and Dani were also the two riders to score the most podium finishes this year, twelve and nine respectively, making the Repsol Honda Team the most successful team of 2017, with eight double-podium finishes
Yuasa are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) motorcycle battery supplier to all the world’s top bike brands and the number one choice for quality, reliability and performance. The battery manufacturer has backed the HRC Repsol Honda MotoGP team and their riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa since 2013. During this time Marquez has won a staggering 35 GPs and scored 62 podium finishes en route to his record-breaking four MotoGP world championships.
James Hylton, Sales and Marketing Manager at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Marc Marquez has won the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, and has once again cemented his place in the record books by becoming the youngest rider ever to win four premier-class titles and 6 career titles.
“Since becoming a major sponsor of HRC Repsol Honda in 2013 we have enjoyed unprecedented success with the team. Yuasa’s core values are reliability, quality and performance and our partnership with Repsol Honda strongly mirrors this. We also believe that success is achieved through teamwork and this is continuously demonstrated by their strong team ethics.
Marquez’s total overall tally of world titles in all classes now stands at six. This rare achievement puts him joint eighth in the all-time list and has previously only been pulled off by Geoff Duke, Jim Redman and Valentino Rossi, although at 24 years old Marc is the youngest rider ever to do so. He is also now the most successful Spanish MotoGP rider in history.
Marc Marquez 2017 World Championship Facts
- Marquez is the youngest-ever rider to win four premier-class World Championship titles, at the age of 24 years 268 days, taking a record that has stood since 1965 from Mike Hailwood.
- He is the youngest rider to win 6 World Championship Titles: 24 years, 268 days
- Marquez won his four MotoGP Titles riding for the Repsol Honda Team sponsored by Yuasa.
- At 24 years and 219 days-old, he is the youngest rider in the history of world motorcycling to claim 60 wins.
- During 2017 Marquez has had more podium finishes than any other rider in the MotoGP class, with twelve.