Alex Marquez eyes 2019 MotoGP™ move

MotoGP™ could have two Marquez brothers on the grid in 2019 after Alex set out his aim to join world champion Marc in the elite class.

Since arriving in MotoGP™ in 2013 Marc has been a league above his rivals, winning four titles in five seasons with Repsol Honda.

While Marc has been dominating the sport, Alex has been forging his way in the lower classes – winning the Moto3™ title in 2014 before stepping up to Moto2™.

After taking time to adjust, the 21-year-old finished fourth in the standings this year and his improvement was rewarded with a private test on the Marc VDS MotoGP bike in Jerez.

The Spaniard impressed with some good times and hopes it is the start of his progression to being a regular member of the paddock, challenging his brother.

"In the end it's a motivation for me to have this experience, to try and win in Moto2™ and to try and move to MotoGP™ in 2019," said the younger Marquez.

"But now I need to focus on the winter and the first test with Moto2™. I'll have to forget a little bit this experience that was really nice."

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