A few years back, MotoGP fans and press began referring to the top four or five riders as "aliens" due to their consistent ability to be so much faster than what you'd otherwise refer to as the best riders in the world. The moniker essentially implied that this group of elite racers were from another planet. Consider them superhuman.
And then Marc Marquez came along, winning the MotoGP World Championship in his first attempt and then the first 10 races of the 2014 season. That begs the question: If alien is the term used to describe the top four or five riders (Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi, and—previously—Casey Stoner), then what title could you possibly give Marc Marquez?
While you dwell on that question, take a look at this compilation of photos of Marquez saving one of the biggest front-end slides we’ve seen (next to Colin Edwards' save at Jerez in 2008). Note that his shoulder is completely on the ground and his front tire is turned inward and leaving a black streak in the first few shots.
We’d bet money that 99.99 percent of the riding population could not do the same. Even Marquez admits in his Twitter photo below that he doesn't know how he did it, while others claim that the photo compilation is fake.
Take a look at the clip for yourself and be the judge.
Regardless of which side of the fence you land on, we think it's fair to say that Marquez is as superhuman as they come.