|Álex Márquez Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1996|
Álex Márquez is a Spanish professional motorcycle racer, who rose to fame after winning the 2012 Spanish Moto3 Championship and then progressed through the ranks to triumph at the 2014 Moto3 World Championship. The victory helped him land a contract in the next tier, Moto2, where he competed in 5 seasons, winning the Moto2 World Championship in 2019. Álex’s Moto2 triumph secured him another promotion as he was offered a MotoGP contract for the 2020 season by the Repsol Honda Team where he would join his older brother and multiple Moto GP World Champion Marc Márquez, making them the first pair of brothers in MotoGP history to ride for the same team.
Álex Márquez Alentà
Cervera, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Cervera, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Álex’s formal education took a backseat as he began competing in racing championships from the age of 8.
Professional Motorcycle Racer
- Father – Julià Márquez
- Mother – Roser Alentà
- Siblings – Marc Márquez (Older Brother) (Professional Motorcycle Racer)
- Others – Ramón Márquez (Paternal Grandfather), Soledad Saéz (Paternal Grandmother)
He is represented by Emilio Alzamora (Former Professional Motorcycle Racer), Personal and Business Manager.
- 23 (2006-2012)
- 12 (2012-2014)
- 73 (2015-Present)
- Estrella Galicia 0,0 and Ambrogio Next Racing (2012) (Moto3)
- Estrella Galicia 0,0 (2013-2014) (Moto3)
- EG 0,0 Marc VDS (2015-2019) (Moto2)
- Repsol Honda (MotoGP)
5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Spanish (Catalan) descent.
- Lanky frame
- Boyish face
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Freckled face
Álex has endorsed the watch-manufacturing company Lotus.
He has been sponsored by brands such as –
- Pizza Hut
- Rodi Motor Services
- Ara Lleida
- Specialized Bicycle Components
Álex Márquez Favorite Things
- Hobbies/Interests – Cycling, Swimming
Source – Moto GP
Álex Márquez Facts
- He began his professional racing career in the 125cc class in the 2010 season at the CEV Buckler 125cc Championship. However, he could not start in the season’s opening round at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as he did not meet the age qualification criterion. He turned 14 years old 5 days after that race.
- In 2014, Álex and Marc became the first pair of brothers to win world motorcycle racing championships, that too in the same year, when Álex won the Moto3 World Championship and Marc won the MotoGP World Championship.
- The brothers repeated the rare feat in 2019 when Álex won the Moto2 World Championship and Marc won his 6th MotoGP World championship. Álex’s triumph also made him the first-ever racer to win a World Championship at both the Moto3 and Moto2 levels.
- For his performances in the 2013 Moto3 season, he was honored with the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.
- His bike number was 23, his birthdate, in his junior years and he continued using it till 2012 when he won the Spanish Moto3 Championship. He had to change it to 12 at the beginning of the Moto3 World Championship as the number 23 was already taken up by another racer.
- Álex changed his bike number again after getting promoted to the Moto2 Tier. This time he chose 73 and it was derived from the difference between his birth year (96) and his birthday (23).
- He stated in an interview that being the younger brother of a world champion racer has not been as advantageous as people believe. He mentioned that he has always been under extra pressure to be faster and better than his peers to prevent any allegations of nepotism regarding his rapid rise in the world of motorcycle racing.
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