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Alex Marquez to move up to Moto2 with Marc VDS

Alex Marquez to move up to Moto2 with Marc VDS

The Marc VDS Racing Team is pleased to announce that Alex Marquez will join the team to contest the 2015 Moto2™ World Championship alongside his compatriot and current series leader, Tito Rabat.

Marquez has impressed this year in just his second full season in the Moto3™ World Championship.

The 18-year-old Spaniard has two wins and three second places to his name and currently lies second in the series standings, just 13 points behind the Championship leader with six races left to run.

Marquez joins the Marc VDS Racing Team on a two-year deal.

Alex Marquez: “I am so proud and excited to announce I am joining Marc VDS Racing Team in Moto2 for the next two years. It is very important for me because I am changing class with a fantastic team and a strong teammate. I have been working hard to be here and I want to thank the Marc VDS Racing Team for their trust in me. But now it’s time to focus on Moto3, we are in the most important moment of the season and our mission is to fight for the championship.”

Michael Bartholemy / Team Principal: “It has always been our goal to bring young riders into Moto2, and Alex Marquez is the perfect fit for us. He has shown he has both the talent and the drive to succeed with some impressive performances over the past two years, which are the attributes we want as we look towards the future. Having Tito Rabat alongside him and an experienced team behind him will help with Alex’s transition from Moto3 to Moto2 next year. I am confident that in 2016 he will be ready to step up and spearhead our World Championship campaign.”

Marc van der Straten / President, Marc VDS Racing Team: “Alex Marquez’s signature on a contract for 2015 has been the goal of many teams in the Grand Prix paddock, so I am proud that his first choice of team with which to move up to Moto2 was ours. Alex is an outstanding rider, with immense talent, but equally important is his work ethic. He is not afraid of hard work and that will stand him in good stead when he starts the transition from the Honda Moto3 machine he races now to the Kalex Moto2 bike that he’ll race for the next two years. I am looking forward to Alex joining us and I am confident that with the help of the team he will soon establish himself as a title contender in Moto2.”

Press release courtesy of Marc VDS Racing

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