Marc Márquez

The youngest ever MotoGP champion!

Marc Marquez poses for a portrait with the Moto GP World Championship helmet after winning the Moto Grand Prix 2013
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Hi, my name is Marc Márquez. My discipline is motoGP. I was born on 17 February 1993 in Cervera, Catalonia. My special talent is riding bikes. My philosophy of life is enjoy it. My favourite food is pasta. My favourite music is pop rock.

Bio

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 the promise prospered even further.

2010 saw Márquez secure the backing of Red Bull to switch to Derbi bikes as he joined Ajo Motorsport, and the season was 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 made history. At the beginning of the year he stepped into MotoGP with Repsol Honda. He 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!

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...

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Iveco Daily TT Asssen - MotoGP

      His 8th consecutive victory in 2014

      Assen, Netherlands

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Monster Energy Grand Prix de France - MotoGP

      Le Mans, France

    2. 1st Place: Gran Premio bwin de España - MotoGP

      Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

    3. 1st Place: Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas - MotoGP

      Austin, Texas

  3. 2013
    1. MotoGP World Champion

      Marc became the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion

    2. 1st Place: Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón – MotoGP

      Aragón, Spain

    3. 1st Place: Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix - MotoGP

      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

    4. 1st Place: Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – MotoGP

      Laguna Seca, Monterey, USA