Marc Marquez has taken MotoGP by storm since his arrival in the premier-class in 2013.

Winning the title in six out of the seven seasons since, the Spaniard has remained with Repsol Honda throughout but still needed to adapt from Bridgestone to Michelin tyres, open electronics to a control ECU, plus the introduction of wings.

Famous for extreme lean angles and breath-taking saves, Marquez's spectacular style looks to have undergone only minor changes during his time in the premier-class.

That's not surprising given the success he has enjoyed with the aggressive elbow-down cornering technique now used by much of the grid.

If anything, Marquez appears to be positioning his body even further off the bike in recent years. His lean angles have certainly been bigger than ever, including a new record of 66 degrees at Sachsenring 2019 (then a massive 70 degrees while saving a fall at Phillip Island later in the year) as he worked harder to make the RCV turn.

"The reason why we are using so much lean is because the bike is not turning," Marquez explained. "So I use all this lean angle not because it's my [natural] riding style, not because I like it, but because I need to."

Already a winner of 56 MotoGP races, Marquez has the chance to join Valentino Rossi on seven premier-class titles this season, which would leave only Giacomo Agostini (8) ahead in the record books.

 
 
 

Latest 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

 

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP cancelled)

Losail

 

17 May

France (postponed)

Le Mans

 

31 May

Italy (postponed)

Mugello

 

7 June

Catalunya (postponed)

Barcelona

 

21 June

Germany (cancelled)

Sachsenring

 

28 June

Netherlands (cancelled)

Assen

 

12 July

Finland (cancelled)

KymiRing

1

19 July

Spain (proposed)

Jerez (rescheduled)

2

26 July

Andalusia (proposed)

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

 

23 August

  

5

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

 

6 September

  

6

13 September

San Marino

Misano

 

20 September

  

7

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

8

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

 

11 October

  

9

18 October

Japan

Motegi

10

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

11

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

 

8 November

  

12

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

13

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

14

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

November seen as cut-off for European races

 

6 December

 

 

 

13 December

 

Mid-December seen as cut-off for races outside Europe

 

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