While his older brother Marc continues to shine in MotoGP, Alex Marquez is no exception and is fulfilling the title of world champion Moto3 this season. A talent that seems hereditary and that led Michael Bartholemy to trust the Honda rider for 2015 and 2016.
In Moto3 Márquez has overcome in 2014 in just his second season full in the Championship of the world Moto. The 18-year-old, the Spanish has two wins and three seconds placed under his belt and is currently in second place in the positions of the series, just 13 points of Championship leader, with six races to go jogging.
Márquez joins the Marc VDS Racing Team in a two-year contract.
Alex Márquez: “I am very proud and excited to announce myself with Marc VDS Racing Team in Moto2 for the coming 2 years.” It is extremely significant for me because I am going to made change the class with unbelievable team and a sturdy associate. I have been functioning hard to be here and I want to thank the Marc VDS Racing team for their confidence in me. But now is the time to focus on Moto3, we are at the most important time of the season and our mission is to fight for the Championship ‘. ”
Michael Barthelme Principal / team: “it has always been our goal of bringing young drivers in Moto2, and Alex Márquez is the ideal fit for us. He has exposed he has both the aptitude and drives to succeed with some impressive performances in the last two years, which are the attributes that we want when we look towards the future. You have Tito Rabat together and an experienced team behind it will help you with the transition from Alex Moto3 Moto2 next year. I am sure that in 2016 will be ready to step forward and lead our campaign in the Championship of the world.
Marc van der Straten / President, Marc VDS RacingTeam: “Alex Márquez signing a contract to 2015 has been the target of many teams in the Grand Prixpaddock, so I am proud that our was her first choice of equipment with which to move into Moto2. Alex is an exceptional pilot, with immense talent, but equally important is his work ethic. He is not afraid of hard work and that it will be very useful when he begins the transition from Honda Moto3 machine now competes with the bike Kalex Moto2 that he will run for the next two years. I have many want Alex to join us and I am sure that with the help of the team will soon establish itself as a title contender in Moto2. ”
With its future assured with Marc VDS for the next two years, currently the best team in Moto2, Alex Marquez will be able to focus 100% on his quest for a first world crown. Thing that will be more difficult to Mika Kallio, less than a third bike show in the box, will no longer party Marc VDS next year.
“I am proud and delighted to announce that I will join the Marc VDS Racing Team in Moto2 for the next two years. It’s very important for me because I change category with a fantastic team and a competitive teammate. I worked hard to get here and I want to thank Marc VDS Racing Team to trust me. Now I have to focus on the Moto3, we arrive at an important time of the season and our mission is to fight for the championship.
Here are some pictures of Moto GP Alex Marquez signed with Marc VDS Moto2 in gallery.