Spanish riders could pull off a rare feat in Grand Prix motorcycle racing this season, as a Spaniard could win every World Championship available in MotoGP.
It's certain a Spanish rider will win the premier-class title, as Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa are the only riders with a mathematical shot at the championship.
Spaniard Pol Espargaro took over the lead in the Moto2 standings last weekend at Phillip Island after previous leader Scott Redding of Great Britain did not race due to a broken wrist suffered in a crash during qualifying.
Much like MotoGP, Moto3 is a guaranteed Spanish whitewash. The top four riders in the championship - Luis Salom, Alex Rins, Maverick Vinales and Alex Marquez - hail from Spain.
The only other year in which riders from one nation swept the available titles was 2010, when Spain ruled by Lorenzo winning in MotoGP, Toni Elias in Moto2 and Marc Marquez in Moto3.
Granted, it was much harder for one country to monopolize the crowns back in the early days of Grand Prix racing, when titles were awarded in as many as six classes. But the three-class format started in 1997, and it remains impressive - and a testament to a bike-mad nation - that only Spain has pulled off the sweep.