Spanish rider Marc Marquez won last weekend's Thai GP and wrapped up the 2019 Moto GP title on his Repsol Honda with four races still to run.
It was the 26-year-old's sixth premier class championship, including the last four consecutively, adding to his 2010, 125cc title and the 250cc title he won in 2012.
Since the start of his GP career in 2008, across all three classes, Marquez has contested 201 races and scored 79 wins in a total of 130 podiums.
The statistics for Moto GP alone are 123 starts for 53 wins, 91 podiums and 61 pole positions so it's little wonder that lovers of Moto GP are starting to suggest he is the best ever since the championship commenced in 1949.
Marquez is one of only four riders to win championships in three different classes in the history of the championship with the others being Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi.
It would be very easy to assume there was little opposition, but that is not the case with Marquez more than ever under pressure from a number of riders, not least of which is the brilliant 20-year-old French rookie Fabio Quartararo.
From a purely statistical perspective Giacomo Agostini is on top with seven 350cc titles and eight 500cc titles having scored a total of 122 wins from a combined 223 starts.
In the 500cc class there were 67 wins from 122 starts but it needs to be acknowledged that between 1968 and 1970 Agostini absolutely dominated both classes by winning an amazing 54 consecutive races (24 in 350cc and 30 in 500cc).
It was an absolutely golden period when the MV Agusta bikes were so superior to the opposition it seemed almost pointless to bother competing against their two-, three- and four-cylinder marvels.
Valentino Rossi is second on the list with nine world championships of which seven are in the premier class, and overall the 40-year-old Italian has won 89 Moto GP races from 334 starts and stood on the podium 198 times.
In addition he has scored 12 wins in the 125cc class and 14 in the 250cc class.
Marquez is third on the list but rounding out the top four is Australia's Mick Doohan who won five consecutive 500cc championships between 1994 and 1998 on his Honda, scoring 54 wins from 137 starts with a total of 95 podiums.
This was during a period of fierce competition when the bikes were absolute animals to ride and required total commitment and courage.
For me it's difficult to go past Rossi but you have to say that Marquez is knocking on the door of greatness.
This weekend will be the first time in 45 years that Jim Richards will not make his annual pilgrimage to Mount Panorama to race at the Bathurst 1000 meeting.
Between 1974 and 2006 Richards competed in 37 consecutive 1000 kilometre events, including two extra in 1997 and 1998 in the 2.0 litre Super Touring Volvo, and won seven, finished second three times and third three times.
Along the way he drove with 16 different co-drivers in five different makes of cars including Holden (19), BMW (7), Ford (5), Nissan (4) and Volvo (2) and the seven wins were scored with Peter Brock (3), Mark Skaife (3) and Rickard Rydell (1)
Collectively Richards and his co-drivers completed 4123 race laps covering 25562 race kilometres and that does not include practice, qualifying and top ten shootout laps.
In addition, Richards also covered many race laps over the years in other support events on Bathurst weekends, driving in the Porsche Carrera Cup, the Touring Car Masters and NASCAR.
On a separate weekend in 2002 he also raced a Porsche GT3R in the gruelling 24-hour race.
Obviously the seven wins are very special but the 72-year-old rates his second place in 1997 with son Steve in the GRM Commodore as the most satisfying.
He certainly deserves the accolade of Bathurst legend and I really hope he enjoys the telecast on Sunday watching Steve aim for his sixth win.