Jorge Lorenzo, Toni Elias and Marc Márquez were congratulated in person by the Spanish monarch for their achievements in winning the World titles in each of the three MotoGP World Championship categories in 2010 this Wednesday (MotoGP, Moto2, 125cc).
King Don Juan Carlos of Spain welcomed the three Spanish riders to his residence the Zarzuela Palace, where he personally congratulated MotoGP World Champion Lorenzo, Moto2 title holder Elias and 125cc Champion Marquez in front of an audience which included former rider Ángel Nieto.
After official photographs were taken Don Juan Carlos discussed the trio’s accomplishments with them, in the presence of Spanish Secretary for Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky.
Also in attendance at the palace for the event were Sporting General Director Albert Soler, Motorcycling Federation President Joan Moreta, Catalunya Motorcycling Federation President Ángel Viladoms, and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.
Both the King and the Prince of Asturias followed the three riders’ respective seasons with great interest, Don Juan Carlos attending the Aragón GP last September whilst Don Felipe took in the MotoGP season finale at Valencia in November.