Marc Marquez Reaches 50 Grands Prix At Le Mans
Repsol rider Marc Marquez will take part this weekend in his 50th race in the World Championship with a really positive track record: one World Championship title, 10 victories and a good amount of records beaten
On April 13, 2008, only three years and one month ago, Marc Márquez had his debut at the Motorcycling World Championship in the 125cc class. It was at the Portuguese Grand Prix when the season had already started, as he had to miss the two first rounds of the championship due to an injury. The barely 15-year-old who started to discover on his KTM with Repsol livery the circuits of the World Championship, has now -49 Grand Prix later- been confirmed as one of the most promising riders of the sport.
In three seasons in 125cc, Márquez became the second youngest ever rider in winning a World Championship, in getting on a World Championship podium and in setting a pole position. He destroyed the records set by riders such as Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo or Valentino Rossi, signing a fantastic season where he became the youngest ever rider to set five consecutive victories and four pole positions in a row, and also in starting from the highest place of the grid in 12 of the 17 races.
With all those achievements in the bag, the Repsol rider took the jump to Moto2, a class in which he had his debut last March 20 at Losail Circuit (Qatar). This beginning of the season Marc Márquez is paying the toll of his youth and the eagerness that made him write a golden page of the Spanish Motorcycling history. Nevertheless, he has shown he is one of the fastest riders in Moto2. This weekend in Le Mans, the track where he took his first pole position, Emilio Alzamora’s pupil will have a new opportunity to show his talent and gather his first points in the intermediate class. Few times has someone gone such a long way in 50 Grand Prix.
Source: Repsol Media