Marc Marquez began his racing career like so many others on the MotoGP grid - when he was only 6 years old, competing in enduro, motocross and minibike competitions. Eventually he made his way into road racing, and proved himself to be quite talented.
Following his appearances in the Spanish National Series in 2006 and 2007, where he finished 8th and 9th respectively, Marquez began his 125cc World Championship career. During the pre-season of his rookie year, Marquez suffered a nasty accident in which his leg got tangled up in his bike, damaging the cartilage. He missed the first few races of the year, but managed to get back in shape and earn himself a podium finish and 13th position in the final standings.
In 2009, Marquez continue to ride his Repsol and Red-Bull sponsored KTM in the 125cc class. His successes came almost as often as his crashes. With 9 top-ten finishes, 2 poles and a podium he managed to earn himself 8th place in the final standings.
KTM pulled out of the World Championships at the end of 2009 so Marquez signed on with Ajo Motorsport and rode his campaign on board a Derbi in 2010. The beginning of the year picked up where the previous year had left off - serious shots at podium finishes marred by crashes. Eventually, things evened out for Marquez, and he managed to stay up on two long enough to blaze through a 5 race winning streak putting him in the lead for the Championship. Feeling the pressure to win the title, Marc suffered through two more accidents at Indianapolis and Aragon, but his resolve proved strong, and with a 4th place finish at Valencia, he sealed his First World Championship title.
Marquez is back with Repsol in 2011 where he will step up and compete in the Moto2 series.
Marc Marquez #93 - Catalunya Caixa Repsol
Born: February 17, 1993
Marc Marquez 2011 Moto2 Results
Catalunya Caixa Repsol
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Marc Marquez rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.