This weekend’s Le Mans Moto2 race will bring celebration in the Repsol paddock as Marc Marquez celebrates his 50th race in the World Championship.
And with 49 races arrives a great track record for the Spaniard Marquez: 2010 125cc title, 10 victories and many record laps.
The 18-year-old Marquez made his debut in the World Championship on April 13, 2008, at the Portuguese Grand Prix. He had missed that year’s opening two rounds due to an injury, and finished the year 13th overall while competing on the Repsol KTM.
The following year he finished the 125cc Class in eight, and then last year he became the second youngest rider ton win a World Championship title. Repsol says Marquez 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.
Repsol says: “This beginning of the season Marc Marquez 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.”