There's a reasonable chance that Marc Marquez will leave this weekend's German Grand Prix leading the MotoGP points by the equivalent of one race win, and be more than the equivalent of two wins clear of the rider in third place. Riding a Honda in 2016, that represents a supreme first half of the season.
If he can ultimately steal the title from Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, Marquez's third championship in four years might just be his best yet. And this is a 23-year-old who won it as a rookie in 2013, then started his successful title defence by winning the first 10 races of '14.
The current state of play is that Marquez heads to the Sachsenring 24 points clear of Lorenzo and 42 ahead of Rossi. And the Sachsenring is one of those happy hunting grounds for Marquez - he is undefeated there in MotoGP and, if you include Moto2 and 125cc, has won every race he's started there since 2010.