News Marc Marquez: second youngest to start on GP pole

Marc Marquez: second youngest to start on GP pole

Marc Marquez took the pole position for the 125cc race at Le Mans to become the second youngest rider ever to start a Grand Prix race from pole. The only rider to have taken a pole at a younger age is Marco Melandri. He joins a list of very familiar names.

The following table shows the ten youngest riders to have started a Grand Prix from pole (all in the 125cc class):

1.   Marco Melandri 15 years 346 days Germany/1998/Sachsenring
2.   Marc Marquez 16 years 89 days France/2009/Le Mans
3.   Jorge Lorenzo 16 years 161 days Malaysia/2003/Sepang
4.   Daniel Pedrosa 16 years 190 days Japan/2002/Suzuka
5.   Pol Espargaro 16 years 364 days Catalunya/2008/Barcelona
6.   Andrea Dovizioso 17 years 63 days France/2003/Le Mans
7.   Bradley Smith 17 years 102 days Qatar/2008/Losail
8.   Marco Simoncelli 17 years 103 days Spain/2004/Jerez
9.   Valentino Rossi 17 years 184 days Czech/1996/Brno
10. Casey Stoner 17 years 235 days Italy/2003/Mugello


2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber First Look (11 Fast Facts)

The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Bobber enjoys a wide range of updates that include functional and aesthetic. The changes are, in part, to meet Euro...

2021 MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS RC First Look (9 Fast Facts)

The 2021 MV Agusta Dragster RR SCS RC is the new flagship of the urban-brawling Dragster lineup. The RC stands for Reparto Corse, and...

2022 Triumph Bonneville T100 First Look (9 Fast Facts)

The Triumph Bonneville T100 gets a more powerful and higher-revving motor for 2022,  along with a lighter chassis and upgraded suspension as the British...

2022 Triumph Street Twin First Look (7 Fast Facts)

The best-selling Triumph Street Twin is back with motor changes to meet Euro 5 standards, upgraded styling, and a classy new variant. Let’s take...

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250: 150 HP ADV [17 Fast Facts]

Harley-Davidson officially unveiled Monday its all-new adventure touring motorcycles, the 2021 Pan America 1250 and Pan America 1250 Special. The Motor Company released all the...

Story of Warner Riley’s 200+ MPH Run Aboard a Sportster 50 Years Ago!

50 years ago Warner Riley began working toward having the World’s Fastest Conventional Motorcycle. With help from S&S Cycle in Wisconsin, topping 200 mph...