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Marquez assists people with limited mobility

Marquez assists people with limited mobility

On Monday, MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez travelled to Sant Cugat de Valles near Barcelona in order to undertake a special training session at the High Performance Centre to promote sport for those with limited mobility.

The Repsol Honda Team rider was joined by Isidre Esteve, Alex Criville, Toni Bou, Carlos Checa and Takahisa Fujinami as, alongside Repsol and Isidre Esteve Foundation, they presented the ‘Centro Puente’ 2014 project to allow help to those with reduced mobility in adapting training to their limitations and to continue full integration in sports participation.

Part of the funds raised by the Superprestigio Dirt Track race, organized by RPM and held in Barcelona on 11 January, had been donated to the project. The Repsol Foundation matched this amount, covering the costs of the personnel and equipment for the ‘Centro Puente’ and consolidating the programme started by the Isidre Esteve Foundation in Vigo and Madrid.

Marc Marquez, 2013 MotoGP™ World Champion:

"I am very happy to be here. This is my second experience with the Isidre Esteve Foundation and it has been very positive and fun to train with them, as besides the work that they do you can also do the same exercises. I love being able to help with this type of initiative, as it is always important to give extra motivation to these people."

Isidre Esteve, President of Isidre Esteve Foundation:

"This project was born from my personal experience. When I had my accident in 2007, I saw that when rehabilitation was over, many of my colleagues had fears about day-to-day activity and leading a normal life. We have to provide the tools to people with disabilities to ensure that physical activity motivates them and that they can see that there is a future which - whilst different - should be approached with optimism."

Javier Inclan, Social and Institutional Director of Repsol Foundation:

"In Repsol and the foundation we believe in the full integration of people with reduced mobility. In the company, which is top ranked for the creation of jobs for disabled people, what we do through projects like this is use sport as a tool for social integration."

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MotoGP, 2014, Marc Marquez

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