The Repsol Moto2 rider has officially presented the team and bike that will be battling for the world title in this new class during the 2012 season. In an act held at the emblematic La Pedrera building in Barcelona, Marc Márquez showed the press the powerful and exciting project he will race for this season, one which has the backing of Repsol again,.
World 125cc Champion in 2010 and Moto2 Runner-up in 2011. With this marvellous record the Spanish rider`s objective in 2012 is to win the world title in the intermediate class. In his fifth year of the most international competition, the Repsol rider aims to continue to continue as one of the reference riders in this sport and of the Spanish energy company in the world of high-class racing.
After winning more races than any other rider (a total of 7) last year and of having a chance of the title almost to the final race / only a bad fall at the Sepang track in Malaysia stopped the young rider from the town of Cervera staying in the title fight in the last race in the battle to win the world Moto2 crown in his rookie year. Once again under the protection of Repsol and the same team, Márquez will be out to extend the excellent form he showed last season, something that meant he was in the limelight in one of the most spectacular fight/backs in the history of this sport.
This project is how Marc Márquez and Repsol will continue with their relationship that began more than a few years ago now, when the energy company bet on this young Spaniard from Lerida who was racing in the preliminary categories, this was followed later by his debut in the 2008 World 125cc Championship when he was 15.
Repsol, which has been working at the highest levels of international racing for over 40 years, also has teams in the MotoGP and Moto3 classes. In the top class, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa will be defending the title won by the Australian last year; whilst the team in the smallest and newest class is made up of Maverick Viñales, Miguel Oliveira and Álex Rins, all three getting their big chance to grow as riders. The Spanish energy company will also continue to give support to even younger riders, those in the Spanish Championship, Álex Márquez, María Herrera, Francesco Bagnaia and Lorenzo Baldassarri will wear the Repsol colours.
After being able to ride in the final pre/season practice at Jerez last week and feeling completely recovered from the fall that kept him away from racing for almost five months Márquez is preparing for the starting pistol that will mark the start of the new season. This will be on 8th April, in Qatar, and the young World Champion and his Suter will hope to get off to a flying start.
"I missed out on a large part of the pre-season and logically I still lack a lot of kilometres to be ready for the first race of the season. But the fact that I could participate in the final practice in Jerez with my sight back to 100% was very important. We did some good work in those tests, I got my confidence on the bike back and it helped the team to get back into the rhythm. From here on we will see how things go in Qatar. We will not be completely prepared because our rivals are one step ahead of us, so in the first few races we will have to focus on our work, be patient and see if little by little we can reach the level that we got towards the end of last season. One of our objectives this year is to fight for the Moto2 title and we will give it our best shot, although I would prefer to take each race as it comes and not think about that at all".