He might be 65 points behind Valentino Rossi in the 2015 MotoGP standings but Marc Marquez can still edge himself back into championship contention.
Mathematically, Marquez would be champion if he won each remaining race and the two Yamaha riders evenly split the other podium positions between them. Although that’s not a realistic scenario, Honda is improving and that sort of result could become a trend during the second half of 2015. If Marquez returns to his winning ways, and the Yamaha riders hit trouble, he could get a sniff of a third consecutive championship.
Marquez sensationally won the MotoGP title in his rookie year. Then he broke all kinds of records by dominating the 2014 season, but an epic comeback over the next few months would be an even greater achievement. It’s hugely unlikely but don’t rule him out just yet.