Repsol rider Marc Marquez, current 125cc World Champion, was awarded Tuesday the National prize Princesa de Asturias S.A.R Doña Letizia.
In Tuesday’s meeting of the Sports Council, the jury granted the National Prize to the Under-18 sportsman with the most prominent sporting progress during 2010.
The Repsol rider, who during the 2010 season amazed the Motorsport world by snatching most precocity records from the great champions of the class, brilliantly secured the 125cc Motorcycling World Championship Title after winning ten rounds in the same season.
Marquez, who will compete in Moto2 this year aboard a Repsol machine, reached global stardom at just 17, a feat that has won him now the acknowledgment of the Sports Council.
The award will be presented to Marquez by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain next February 28th at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Moto2) says: "For me it is a great honor to receive this prize, because after a year as exceptional as 2010, to receive an award such as this is even more special. I am very proud to be part of the great moment our national sport is living, specially in motorsports, and I am grateful that they have thought me worthy of this recognition."