- Team Repsol Honda Team
- Nation Spain
- Date of birth 17/02/1993
- Place of birth Cervera, Spain
Once known for his spectacular win-it-or-bin-it approach, the elder of the two Marquez brothers’ race weekend strategy has matured in recent years, taking him from fierce title contender to firm title favourite.
In 2013, he became the first rider since Kenny Roberts in 1978 to win the premier-class World Championship at his first attempt (helped by the fact that the rule which prevented rookie riders signing for factory teams was lifted to allow Marquez to replace the outgoing Casey Stoner at Repsol Honda).
When he won his fifth premier-class crown in 2018 he became the youngest rider to win seven Grand Prix World Championships.
He is used to breaking records – he’s had the most pole positions in the history of the MotoGP™ World Championship; he’s the only Spanish rider to win back-to-back world titles; he’s the youngest rider to win 11 races in a single season; he’s the first rider to win back-to-back intermediate and premier-class titles.
In 2019 he secured his eighth world title and sixth MotoGP™ crown.