Marquez to take on USA dirt track star

Marquez to take on USA dirt track star
Thursday, 9 January 2014

MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez will face a brand-new challenge this Saturday as he goes head-to-head against AMA dirt track rider Brad Baker at the Superprestigio Dirt Track event in Barcelona.

The event, held at the Palau Sant Jordi indoor sporting arena which is situated on Barcelona’s Montjuic – the hill itself having been the scene of World Championship motorcycle races on eight occasions between 1951 and 1972 – will feature all three of the 2013 MotoGP™ World Championship title winners, as Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales will also be competing.

Following practice and qualifying sessions on Saturday morning, the riders will be challenged with further qualifying heats and numerous races in the afternoon including four Finals for the Superprestigio machines, culminating with the Superprestigio + Open Super Final at quarter to nine in the evening.

Across the afternoon and night, crowds will witness whether MotoGP™ World Championship faces can truly take on AMA’s Baker who – at the same age as Marc Marquez – clinched the 2013 AMA Pro Grand National crown.

Other riders taking part will include Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Aleix Espargaro, Hector Barbera, Tito Rabat, Johann Zarco, Jonas Folger, Julian Simon, Marcel Schrotter, Ricky Cardus, Alex Rins, Jordi Torres and Lorenzo Baldassarri.

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