Epic comeback and Marc Marquez victory in Valencia


The CatalunyaCaixa-Repsol rider, Marc Marquez, today has starred most epic victory in the motorcycling history. The Moto2 World Champion started at the last position, at 33rd position on the grid and, despite the wet asphalt Ricardo Tormo circuit, has achieved a magnificent victory, dreamed, in the Grand Prix of Valencia.


The organization said the wet race, but the lights went out without the presence of rain. Marquez started from the last position on the grid and in the first set, the CatalunyaCaixa-Repsol rider had gotten overtaking 20 riders. His first step for the finish line recorded in the eleventh. Already in the second lap, was ninth. The track began to dry out when, at 18 laps to go, a few drops fell again to the asphalt.


Marquez continued cutting, fifth, seeing possibilities podium in front of him. The Cervera rider pushed hard, seeping in a left turn. No lost the temper, kept thinking about the podium and regained the lost distance. In barely two laps was third with 13 laps to go. Alone, scored several faster laps, the only driver capable of lowering the 1’46 barrier. Marc managed to scratch an average of eight tenths to second placed Nico Terol. The CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider, riding a second faster than the head of the race, caught and passed to Terol, winning the provisional silver with an eye on the highest drawer. The first position of Julian Simon was in danger. The distance of five seconds with seven laps to go seemed salvageable.


Without rain, began to form lane and Marquez, marking another fast lap, 1’46 .440, reduced the barrier of two seconds behind the first. With three laps to go, Simon was already caught. At the finish line, the de Cervera was placed first, got +1,256 and led the final two laps of the race. The CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider overtook the checkered flag first, adding his ninth victory this year and winning his first race of the season at home.


Thus, Marquez complete two historical years in the Moto2 class. With 324 points, the de Cervera has been confirmed as the best champion in the intermediate category, while achieving nine victories, seven poles and 14 podiums. Spectacular figures must be added to the last year, that make Marc in the great ruler of the category: record for victories (16), poles (14), podiums (25) and points (575) .
Marc Márquez, CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider, winner of the Grand Prix of Valencia, 48’50 .706, Moto2 World Champion with 324 points:

“Today I was surprised myself because seeing it rained in the warm-up, I hesitated a bit because water costs more advance the riders. But once in the race, I made a perfect start and in the first two corners I happened to many pilots. Suddenly I saw there, I had a pretty tough fight with Aegerter, with Rea and with Zarco. When I could overtake, I saw that I could go faster, but did not want to make any mistakes. Once I have left behind, yes I’ve done all laps to the limit.

The riders that were ahead were far, but I knew I was third, if he had been in the championship game I would have stayed there, but I wanted to see what would happen and see if I was lucky, so I went to the limit. has been a very good race and I am also glad that Simon and Terol have been on the podium, because they have worked hard this season and deserve this podium. “

Emili Alzamora, CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Team Manager:

“They are races that remaining for history. Since the CatalunyaCaixa-Repsol Team I think could not close this Moto2 project with a race like that has made Marc. Few words have when a rider does a race like today, and just want thank all the people who have made this project could be built: sponsors, family, Fan Club, all members of the team who have done a great job and of course, to Marc that throughout these two years we have enjoyed.
Our project has gone ahead with sponsors who have supported pilots who have left the base, and this is the result of much effort.”

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