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125cc World Champion Márquez welcomed home

125cc World Champion Márquez welcomed home

Thousands of fans turned out in the 17 year-old’s hometown of Cervera in northern Spain to welcome the new 125cc World Champion home.

The northern Spanish town of Cervera gave a rapturous welcome home to Marc Márquez on Monday evening as the 17 year-old returned as the newly-crowned 125cc World Champion.

Residents of Cervera took to the streets to celebrate Márquez’s new title in a historic day for the town and the youngster was received upon his arrival from Valencia by a spectacular procession, which included masses of motorcycle fans and music bands in a true party atmosphere.

Led to the town hall where he was greeted by Cervera’s mayor and local authorities, Márquez then addressed his fans in the town square after which an emotional street party commenced to celebrate his remarkable achievement.

“The last few hours have been very intense and I’m really enjoying everything that’s going on because it’s a dream come true,” said Márquez, who on Sunday became the second-youngest World Champion ever in the 62-year history of GP racing. “There are times when you are speechless like, for example, the welcome they have given me here in Cervera.”

He added: “I had an idea of what might happen because I’d heard a few things but when you arrive and see all this, the reality has surpassed any expectation.”

125cc, 2010, Marc Marquez, Red Bull Ajo Motorsport

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