On June 22nd, 2008, a young Marc Márquez took to the podium for the first time, with a third position at the British GP at Donington Park. It was his sixth race in the 125 cc World Championship and, aged just 15, the Repsol-backed rider became the second youngest person in history to finish on the rostrum. Now in his tenth season, aged 24 and with 5 world titles and 165 races behind him, the Repsol Honda rider has become the ninth rider in history to reach one hundred podiums in the World Championship.
Aged 24 years and 240 days, Marc Márquez now heads a list that also features Valentino Rossi, who reached 100 podiums at 25 years and 244 days, and compatriots Jorge Lorenzo (26 years and 17 days) and Dani Pedrosa (26 years and 220 days). The short list of riders who hold a century of podiums in Grand Prix racing is completed by Giacomo Agostini (29), Mike Hailwood (27), Ángel Nieto (32), Max Biaggi (32), and Phil Read (34).
Márquez’ 100 podiums come from 165 Grand Prix races, meaning the Repsol Honda rider has stepped on the rostrum at 60% of the races in which he has participated –with a 36% winning percentage. He achieved 14 podiums in 125cc, 25 in his 2 seasons in Moto2 and, as of today, 61 in the premier class, where he continues to fight for his fourth MotoGP World Championship with three races remaining this season.
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