Marc Márquez is a championship-winning MotoGP rider from Cervera, Spain. He 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. He 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 grabbing 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, first making 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 title with three rounds to go.
2015 proved to be a testing season for Márquez, who despite six DNFs still managed to get onto the podium nine times, five of those as a winner. He ended a tough campaign third overall in the championship.
In 2016 Márquez was back to winning ways, taking an historic third championship title with three races to spare at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan, home of his Repsol Honda team.Read more