Marc Márquez

The youngest ever MotoGP champion!

MotoGP rider Marc Márquez
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Hi, my name is Marc Márquez. My discipline is MotoGP. I was born on 17 February 1993 in Cervera, Spain. My special talent is winning World Championship titles. My philosophy of life is enjoy it. My favourite food is pasta. My favourite music is pop rock.


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.

2015 proved to be a testing season for the Spanish rider, who despite six DNFs still managed to get onto the podium nine times, five of those as a winner. Marc ended a tough campaign third overall in the championship, but with renewed determination for 2016 when he'll aim to reclaim the MotoGP title with his Repsol Honda team.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Italian Grand Prix

      Mugello, Italy

  2. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: Gran Premio Red Bull de España

      Jerez, Spain

    2. 1st Place: Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina

      Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

    3. 3rd Place: Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar – MotoGP

      Losail International Circuit, Qatar

  3. 2015
    1. 3rd Place Overall: MotoGP World Championship

      After a 2nd place finish in Valencia, Marc secured a 3rd place finish overall in the World Championship

    2. 1st Place: Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – MotoGP

      His 50th MotoGP victory

      Phillip Island, Australia

    3. 1st Place: Gran Premio TIM di San Marino – MotoGP2

      Misano, Italy

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

      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA