After watching Marc Marquez in preseason testing, many in the Grand Prix paddock insist it's a matter of "when," not "if," the rookie wins a MotoGP race this season.
Repsol Honda rider Marquez will make history as the youngest premier-class winner in Grand Prix motorcycle racing history if he wins any of the first 11 races of 2013.
Marquez will be 20 years, 49 days old on Race Day at the season-opening Grand Prix of Qatar. Two-time 500cc World Champion Freddie Spencer holds the record as the youngest winner, as Fast Freddie was 20 years, 196 days old when he won the Belgian Grand Prix in 1982.
But if Marquez earns his first victory at Silverstone, he will tie Spencer. Marquez will be 20 years, 196 days old Sept. 1, MotoGP race day in the English Midlands.