When the young man with the bright smile signed on with Honda at the start of the season few would have imagined his daring, aggressive racing would result in six MotoGp wins, including four in a row, to leave the older more experienced hard core racers staring at his exhaust pipe.
But stare they did, in winning the world title Marc Marquez becomes the first rookie world champion on the big bikes since the American Kenny Roberts in 1978.
At 20 Marquez is also the youngest.
His riding style is being compared to Roberts, he drags his elbow on every corner and leans his body and bike closer to the ground than any of his rivals.
Fast Freddie Spencer was formally the youngest champion on the big bikes. But that accolade now belongs to Marc Marquez the fastest kid on the block.