The title math is simple for Marc Marquez: He needs to score 62 points over the last four races, and he will become the first rookie rider to win the premier class World Championship since Kenny Roberts in 1978.
Marquez leads the standings with 278 points. Jorge Lorenzo is second with 239. If Lorenzo swept the final four races, he would finish the season with 339 points.
So it's over if Marquez finishes third or better - earning 16 points in each race - at the last four events of the season. Marquez has finished on the podium in 13 of his 14 starts this season, the only blemish coming when he crashed out in the closing laps at Mugello.
Somewhere, the fat lady is warming her vocal chords.