Moto3 World Champion
Rookie of the Year, 4rd classified
Champion of Spain Moto3
Wildcard Moto3 Championship
Runner-up 125cc CEV
11th class. CEV 125cc
Runner-up Mediterranean Speed Trophy
3rd class. Catalunya Championship
5th class. Mediterranean Speed Trophy
5th class. PRE-125 Catalunya Trophy
I began to ride bikes when I was a child, always observing and following what my brother was doing. At the beginning, my idea was not being a pilot, I just wanted to go to the circuits to see the bikes with my family and, if I could, be Marc’s mechanic in the future. But little by little motorbikes captivated me…
I was born on 23th of April of 1996, breathing the motorcycling environment almost since that day. I won my first subchampionship of Promo Racc 50 when I was eight, and the next year I got to the top of the podium. The Championship of Catalunya was my first tittle.
Like all the young riders, I had to go step by step, so after that I competed in the 70cc PromoRacc category, the Mediterranean Speed Championship PreGP 125 and the 125cc Catalan Championship before debuting in the 2010 CEV Championship. I had to wait until the second race of the season to participate, as the minimum age to participate was 14 years and I was five days younger for the first race.
On my second season at CEV I won my first race in Motorland Aragón with Monlau Junior Team. It was an intense year of learning. I arrived to the last race with two victories and two second finishes on my belt, so had changes for the tittle in the last race. Unfortunatelly, a fall in the last laps left me with the second position of the CEV championship.
In 2012, with more experience, I was at the front all the season and I won the Champion of Spain tittle. I also debuted at the Moto3 World Championship, with some wild card in the spanish races and racing the last part of the season with the Ambrosio Racing Team.
2013 was my first season in the World Championship with the Team Estrella Galicia 0’0 and a great chance to learn all the circuits of the championship. I won my first GP at Motegi and I was proclamed as Rookie of Year in the Moto3 category.
In my first race with the KTM in Losail I got close to the podium, but I had to wait until Indianapolis to win my first podium. A few weeks later I won my first race in Japan.
My second season in Moto3 was my first chance to fight for the tittle. The Estrella Galicia 0’0 Team choose Honda engines this time and the bet was worth. Valencia was a great party with a dramatic finish with the australian Jack Miller, who fought against me for the tittle until the last race. 10 podium finishes and 3 victories was an unforgetable balance, but the most important was to win the World Champion tittle.
It’s my first season in Moto2 in the Marc VDS Estrella Galicia 0’0 Team. I look forward to get a lot of experience and fight to be more competitive race by race.
In 2017 Álex Márquez faced his third season in Moto2 getting a total of 6 podiums and 3 victories (Jerez, Montmeló, Motegi).
2018 was not an easy year for Álex Márquez with complicated moments and instability in the team. Even so Álex got 6 meritorious podiums and finished the World Championship in 4th position.
Type: Triumph Triple 765cc liquid cooled, four-stroke. Special racing parts developed by Triumph.
Maximum Power: Over 140 HP (104KW)
Maximum Torque: Over 85 N.m
Maximum Speed: In excess of 275km/h
ECU: Magneti Marelli offer latest Moto GP technology system with full drive by wire throttle control plus DBW engine brake system. Also included full data logger system inside of ECU.
Gearbox: Six speed gearbox
Clutch: FCC slipper clutch Moto2 specification
Frame: Aluminium twin spar, CNC machined, multi-adjustable steering geometry/wheelbase/ride height.
Swinging Arm: Aluminium swinging arm, CNC machined, adjustable. Alternative rear suspension links available
Suspension: Öhlins upside down front forks and Öhlins rear shock, all adjustable for pre-load, compression and rebound damping.
Other technical details:
Exhaust: SC Project
Front/Rear Wheels: OZ Racing 17” rims front and rear
Front/Rear Tyres: Dunlop 17” Front + Dunlop 17” Rear
Front Brakes: Two Yutaka 290 mm steel front discs with two Brembo four-piston calipers.
Rear Brake: Single 218 mm stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper
Fuel Tank: Aluminium
Bodywork: Carbon Fiber supplied by Kalex
Dry Weight: 135kg
Marc VDS Racing Team it’s a car, bike and rally raid racing team with headquarters in Gosselies, Belgium, founded by Marc van der Straten.
Marc van der Straten
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Lenght: 4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Left corners: 9
Right corners: 5
Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles