But on the flip side, there's plenty of arguments in favor of Marquez attempting the double title chase. At his young age, he is at the peak of his physical fitness; and although doing double duty on a race weekend would be physically challenging, there's no doubt that the athleticism of today's racers is far above their peers of 30 years ago. There are also the additional resources available to racers now: advanced sports nutrition, physiotherapists to help with recovery, etc. As far as MotoGP, Honda's engineers love a challenge, and the new generation would relish making an attempt at the historical achievement of Oguma-san; whether that meant designing a special bike for Marquez (for example, the CRF450R he rode at the Superprestigio had many special parts on it from HRC) or helping with personnel for his Moto2 effort, it's clear Honda has a keen interest in the young Spaniard. And finally, his level of riding is at its peak as well; with all due respect to the riders in Moto2, no one is even close to his riding level (remember his charge through the field at the Motegi Moto2 race?), and his rivals in MotoGP will be mostly the same next season.