February 17, 1993 (31)
Marc Márquez is a Spanish professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and one of the most successful riders in MotoGP history. Competing for Repsol Honda, Márquez is known for his aggressive riding style and remarkable achievements, including multiple MotoGP World Championships.
Márquez’s career began in the 125cc class, where he won the 2010 World Championship. He quickly progressed to Moto2, winning the 2012 World Championship, before moving to MotoGP in 2013. In his debut MotoGP season, Márquez made history by becoming the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion. He has since won multiple championships, showcasing his exceptional skills and competitiveness.
Throughout his career, Márquez has collaborated with key figures in the motorcycle racing industry. His partnership with Repsol Honda has been particularly significant, contributing to his success in MotoGP. Márquez has worked closely with crew chief Santi Hernández, and his collaborations with engineers and technicians have been crucial in developing competitive motorcycles. He has also had notable rivalries with riders like Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, and Andrea Dovizioso, which have intensified the competition and excitement in MotoGP.
Márquez’s achievements have earned him numerous awards and distinctions. He has been awarded the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year and has received multiple FIM Rider of the Year awards. His record of eight World Championships, including six in MotoGP, places him among the all-time greats in motorcycle racing.