Marc Márquez first climbed onto a bike at the age of four and was soon collecting more domestic titles than he knew what to do with.
A move onto 125cc machinery was inevitable and back-to-back Catalan titles in 2005 and 2006 followed, as did a successful debut season in the world renowned CEV Championship before his rapid ascent continued on the World Championship stage with Team Repsol KTM in 2008. At the British Grand Prix he became the youngest ever Spaniard (15 years and 127 days) to earn a podium finish, as his promise prospered even further.
2010 saw Márquez secure the backing of Red Bull, switching to Derbi bikes as he joined Ajo Motorsport, and the season turned out to be a golden one. Márquez claimed his first World Championship title and then swiftly moved up to Moto2 for the 2011 season.
A string of championship-worthy results saw him winning six races and nine podiums, including victories at Mugello, Sachsenring and Assen, but a crash in practice in Malaysia ended his title charge and he finished runner-up. Márquez continued to dominate in Moto2 in 2012 and eventually took the overall title.
In 2013, he became a history maker. At the beginning of the year he stepped into MotoGP with Repsol Honda. Márquez first made his mark by becoming the youngest rider in history to win a MotoGP race. He then became the youngest rider to claim three successive podiums. Finally, in November, he shocked the sporting world when he became the world's youngest ever MotoGP champion! But he didn't stop there, and cruised through 2014 to take another World Champion title with three rounds to go.
Without a doubt, there'll be more to come from Márquez, who continues to live up to his reputation as the most talented rider in recent generations... Will anybody be able to provide a serious challenge in 2015?Read more