Alex Marquez

Full Name: 
Alex Marquez
Birth Date: 
23 April, 1996
Birth Place: 
Cervera, Spain
Driver Status: 

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Alex Marquez Biography

A rapid rise through the CEV ranks, including a 125cc championship title fight against Alex Rins, saw Alex Marquez break on to the world stage in 2012 in Moto3 as older brother Marc Marquez wrapped up the Moto2 world title.

After initial wildcard outings Marquez replaced Simone Grotzkyj from the midway point in the 2012 season and steadily found momentum and points places with Ambrogio Next Racing.

A move to Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM gave Marquez the platform for a title tilt in his first full season which resulted in fourth place overall, before a move to Honda machinery paid off as he fought to the 2014 Moto3 world title by just two points from Jack Miller.

Moving to Marc VDS in Moto2 for 2015, Marquez found the adaptation to the intermediate class initially tricky as a rookie and had to wait until the 2016 Aragon race to reach the rostrum for the first time.

After two seasons of apprenticeship learning in Moto2, Marquez began to climb the pecking order still at Marc VDS and in 2017 he claimed three wins and three further podiums to finish the year fourth overall.

Marquez’s progress over 2017 had been expected to result in a title fight for 2018 but again the Spanish rider failed to find consistent front-running form which meant he could only reach fourth place again in the final Moto2 standings.

But in a make-or-break year, Marquez delivered in style to secure the Moto2 world title in his fifth year in the class.

With a standout 2019 season to his name and an unlikely spot at Repsol Honda coming available following Jorge Lorenzo’s 11th-hour retirement at the end of the year, Marquez swapped another season in Moto2 to make his MotoGP debut with the reigning world champions and alongside his brother Marc in 2020.