Marc Marquez crew: the men behind the champion
To win a World Championship, talent, hard work, sacrifice, a good bike and a little luck are all needed. Having people with similar capacities, the best professionals available, is also essential for providing the utmost confidence to the rider as they give 100% on every corner.
On Marc Márquez’ journey to a second World Championship title —this time in Moto2— the Spaniard has added several team members to the winning formula started alongside manager (and 125cc World Champion in 1999) Emilio Alzamora. At the head of the group is Marc’s right hand man: Santi Hernández. He is the director of the team and the man in charge of adjusting the bike to the rider’s preference, converting feel to setting modifications.
Alongside him is ‘third man’ Hugo Bucher. He is the most experienced member of the team, with 18 years in the World Championship, and is in charge of telemetry. He analyses the data gathered on each run, establishing possible changes to make as a result.
The Repsol rider also has some trusted mechanics: Carlos Liñán, Jordi Castellà and Javier Ortiz. They are all from the Monlau mechanichs school and carry out the changes suggested by Marc, Santi and Hugo, as well as putting together and taking apart the bike after each session. Carlos has worked with riders like Emilio Alzamora and Sete Gibernau, whilst Jordi has spent the most time at Márquez’ side. He was a mechanic for the then-13-years-old rider in the Spanish Championship.
Javier Ortiz coordinates with Carlos and Jordi in working on the bike, and also shows the pit board to Marc when he is out on track. He is in charge of tyre and fuel logistics. Héctor Martín rounds off the team. The coordinador of the team and the man who handles the daily agenda of the rider, he also takes care of every excursion for the team.
Meet Marc’s crew…
Team Manager and Rider Manager
Date Of Birth: 22/05/1972.
World Championship rider in 125cc and 250cc (1994 – 2003).
125cc World Champion in 1999.
Date Of Birth: 18/11/1975.
1996 – 2005: Showa Technician.
2005 – 2010: Team Repsol Honda 125, Red Bull KTM 125, Francisco Hernando Ducati MotoGP, Forward Racing Moto2.
Previous Riders: A. Crivillé, S. Gibernau, V. Rossi, A. Barros, M. Melandri, C. Edwards, M. Biaggi.
Date Of Birth: 01/01/1963 (Germany).
1994 – 2010: HB Racing Team 125cc, Yamaha D’Antín 250cc/500cc/MotoGP, Kawasaki Racing Team MotoGP, Forward Racing Moto2.
Previous Riders: D. Raudies, L. D’Antín, J.L. Cardoso, N. Abe, S. Nakano, O. Jacques, M. Melandri.
Date Of Birth: 15/05/1974.
2003 – 2010: Derbi Racing Team, Red Bull KTM 125, Francisco Hernando Ducati MotoGP, Team Monlau Competición Moto2 CEV.
Previous Riders: E. Alzamora, A. Rodríguez, J. Simón, T. Koyama, J. Folger, S. Gibernau.
Date Of Birth: 08/10/1981.
2008 – 2010: Repsol KTM 125cc, Sito Pons Jack & Jones Team, Tenerife 40 Pons.
Previous Riders: M.Márquez (2006 – 2008), S. Corsi, S. Gadea.
Date Of Birth: 19/07/1986.
2008 – 2010: MotoGP Academy, Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Team Coordinator and press
Date Of Birth: 14/06/1980.
Previous Riders: J. Lorenzo, P. Espargaró, A. Espargaró, A. Debón, J. Olivé and R. Cardús.
Source: Repsol Honda