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Marc Marquez

Making a record-breaking rookie debut in MotoGP, Marc Marquez will look to further solidify his name among the greats in seasons to come.



Rider: Marc Márquez i Alentà
Born: February 17, 1993 in Lleida, Cervera, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Team:Repsol Honda
Machine: Honda RC213V (#93)
Marc Marquez received his first motorcycle when he was four years old, and since then the Spanish rider has lived his life on two wheels. Within a year of receiving his first bike Marquez made his first race start in a Spanish Enduro race for youngsters. In 1999 his father bought Marquez a 50cc mount which the young rider used to contest the Catalan Motocross and Enduro Championships. In 2000 he finished as runner-up in the Catalan Motocross Championship and in 2001 he became champion in the series.

In 2002 Marquez moved to road racing and finished third in the Catalan Speed Championship. The next year Marquez won the Open R.A.C.C. 50cc class by a healthy margin. In 2004 he moved up to the 125cc class in the Catalan Championship and finished the season second overall. It was also the year that Marquez met Emilio Alzamora, the man who would later become Marquez’s mentor and manager. Marquez followed his 2004 debut with championship wins in 2005 and 2006 in the class.

At 14 years of age Marquez moved up to the 125cc CEV Championship and finished eighth overall. Then in 2008 he jumped to the World Championship, campaigning his first season in the 125cc class with the Repsol KTM 125cc team. In his first outing on the world stage, Marquez finished 13th overall and gathered a total of 63 points. He also earned his first ever World Championship podium, taking third-place at Donington Park.

Things got better for Marquez in 2009 in the 125cc class. Riding for Red Bull KTM Motorsport, the Spaniard finished eighth in the series and notched a second podium in third-place at Jerez. Marquez’s breakout season occurred in 2010 though with the Red Bull Ajo Motorsport team aboard a Derbi motorcycle. Marquez earned 10 race wins in the 125cc class and two third-place finishes on his way to his first World Championship title.

In 2011 Marquez moved up to Moto2 with Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol. He struggled through the first three races of the season, but then took the race win in Round 4 at Le Mans. From there he was a potent threat for the title, but a crash in the days leading up to the penultimate round of the season forced Marquez to miss the final two races. Despite this, the Spaniard trailed the year’s title winner by just 23 points.

The 2011 injury plagued Marquez into 2012, forcing him to miss much of the preseason. Regardless, Marquez wasted no time acclimating to his machine, earning the win at the season opener at Qatar. Marquez dominated the 2012 Moto2 season after that, earning eight more race wins and a total of 14 podiums overall. He won the Moto2 title in 2012 56 points ahead of rival Pol Espargaro.

Marquez continued his ascension in 2013, making his rookie debut in the MotoGP class with Repsol Honda. At 20 years old, Marquez broke nearly every record in the book for a first-year rider during the 2013 season. In the opener at Qatar he became the youngest competitor to post the fastest lap in the premier class and in the following round became the youngest rider to earn pole position and win a GP race. He is the first rookie in the premier class to notch four consecutive race wins. With six victories to his credit during the 2013 season, he also holds the honor of having the most race wins in the premier class during a rookie season. Marquez finished in the top-three 16 times, qualified on pole nine times and amassed 334 total points for the season, all firsts for a rookie in the premier class. He became the first rookie to win the title since Kenny Roberts did so in 1978 and is now the youngest rider to have achieved the feat. He also joined the likes of Valentino Rossi, Mike Hailwood and Phil Read with his 2013 MotoGP title win, becoming only the fourth rider in the sport’s history to win world titles in three different categories.

Marquez returns with Repsol Honda in 2014.
Marc Marquez Career History
2013 - 1st MotoGP - Honda
2012 - 1st Moto2 - Suter-Honda
2011 - 2nd Moto2 - Suter-Honda
2010 - 1st 125cc GP - Derbi
2009 - 8th 125cc GP - KTM
2008 - 13th 125cc GP - KTM
2007 - 8th 125cc C.E.V. Championship - KTM
2006 - 1st Catalan 125cc Championship
2005 - 1st Catalan 125cc Championship
2004 - 2nd Catalan 125cc Championship
2003 - 1st Open R.A.C.C. 50cc
2002 - 3rd Catalan Speed Championship

Marc Marquez News & Articles
Repsol Honda Interview with Marc Marquez
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Repsol Honda provides this interview with the 2013 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez.
Marquez Penalized for Aragon MotoGP Incident
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Race Direction issues a one penalty point to Marc Marquez for the Aragon GP incident with teammate Dani Pedrosa. And defending champ Lorenzo weighs in with tense words at the Sepang press conference.
Officials Investigate Marquez Pedrosa Incident
Monday, September 30, 2013
Race Direction is investigating the Aragon crash involving Repsol Honda teammates Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.
No Surgery for Marquez After Silverstone Crash
Thursday, September 05, 2013
MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez will not require surgery for the dislocated shoulder he suffered during a pre-race warm-up crash at Silverstone.
Repsol Interview with Marc Marquez
Thursday, August 01, 2013
MotoGP star Marc Marquez sits down to answer some questions about his stunning rookie season during the 2013 summer break.
Marquez  De Puniet Wrap Testing at Aragon
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Marc Marquez and Randy de Puniet stayed on for a final day of testing at Aragon, with Marquez running laps on the 2014 prototype RC213V and De Puniet continuing development on Suzuki's 2015 GP machine.
Repsol Honda Presents 2014 RC213V at Aragon
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Repsol Honda presented the 2014 RC213V prototype at Aragon after wet weather stalled testing plans at the Spanish circuit.
Marquez Closes COTA Test on Top
Friday, March 15, 2013
Rookie Marc Marquez continued to show up his Repsol Honda teammate with the fastest time of the final day of testing at the Circuit of the Americas.
Marquez Talks Sepang   RC213V Intro
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Repsol rider Marc Marquez shines in the first test of the year in Malaysia.
Repsol Honda Unveils 2013 MotoGP Livery
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Repsol Honda broke wraps on the new livery of the 2013 Honda RC213V GP bike and announced a new team structure for the upcoming MotoGP season.
Valentino Rossi Critical of Marc Marquez
Monday, November 12, 2012
Having not yet turned a lap amongst his future MotoGP peers, Moto 2 champ Marc Marquez is already getting critiqued by them for his aggressive style.
Interview with Marc Marquez
Monday, October 29, 2012
Moto2 World Champion Marc Marquez recently sat down to talk about his title-winning season and what he expects from the premier-class in 2013.
MotoGP Aliens on Marquez MotoGP Future
Monday, July 16, 2012
Marc Marquez is officially headed to MotoGP for 2013 on the factory Repsol Honda, and three of the four aliens comment on the rookies chances in the premier class.
Repsol Honda Confirms Marquez and Pedrosa
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Honda Racing announces Marc Marquez will join long-time Repsol rider Dani Pedrosa on the factory squad for the 2013-2014 MotoGP seasons.
Marquez Cleared of Catalunya Penalty
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The FIM rejects an appeal by the Pol Espargaro’s Pons Moto 2 team to penalize Repsol rider Marc Marquez for a racing incident at Catalunya, clearing Marquez of a 1-minute penalty.
Silly Season   MotoGP Rookie Rule Repeal
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The MotoGP Silly Season drama continues with an expected repeal of the MotoGP Rookie Rule, opening the door for Marc Marquez to fill Casey Stoner’s Repsol Honda seat in 2013.
Marquezs Forfeit Gives Bradl Moto2 Title
Monday, November 07, 2011
After struggling with his vision Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol's Marc Marquez hands victory to Stefan Bradl in the Moto2 Championship.
Marc Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Repsol rider and rising Moto2 star Marc Marquez opts to delay his MotoGP promotion until the 2013 season.
Stoner and Rossi Critical of Marquez Incident
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MotoGP’s most decorated active riders, Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner, weigh in on the actions of rising Moto2 star, Marc Marquez, and his alarming qualifying collision at Phillip Island.
Derbi Wins Manufacturer Title in MotoGP 125cc
Monday, October 18, 2010
In addition to winning their 20th championship title on Sunday, Derbi also clenched its ninth manufacturer title in the MotoGP 125 class.
Marc Marquez Stats
Marc Marquez Statistics:
Youngest Rider to win the premier class (MotoGP) title, 20 years 266 days.

Most Points Scored as a rookie in Premier Class, 334

Most Wins as a rookie in Premier Class, 6

Youngest Rider to win at least one race in all three GP classes
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