You like math? Us either. And we know Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda crew aren't big fans of mathematics either so here’s a little cheat sheet on what it would take for Marquez to wrap up the 2013 MotoGP World Championship on Sunday in Motegi, Japan.

If the young phenom wins the race and Jorge Lorenzo does not finish second, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is second and Lorenzo finishes no higher than fifth, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is third and Lorenzo finishes no higher than eighth, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is fourth, Lorenzo finishes no higher than 11th and Dani Pedrosa does not win the race, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is fifth, Lorenzo finishes no higher than 13th and Pedrosa does not win the race, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is sixth, Lorenzo finishes no higher than 14th and Pedrosa does not finish first or second, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is seventh, Lorenzo finishes no higher than 15th and Pedrosa does not finish first or second, Marquez is World Champion.

If Marquez is eighth, Lorenzo doesn’t score any points and Pedrosa doesn’t finish first or second, Marquez is World Champion.

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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