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Marquez reflects on second world title

He added: “When you cross the finish line it is a great moment, but it happens very fast. The best bit comes with the celebration with the team.

“It is very satisfying to win the title. At this time I remember the hard times this year, the injuries, the support of my family and team. I cannot help but get emotional.”

The Repsol rider then spoke of the contribution made by his main title rival: “It was a very difficult title victory, because Pol [Espargaro] has not made it at all easy for me and deserves my congratulations for the great season he's had.”

Marquez has come a long way since his debut podium in 2008, at the 125cc Donington Grand Prix won by Scott Redding.

Now about to embark on a move to MotoGP, joining Repsol Honda, Marquez had one clear goal for this year: "I wanted to go up to MotoGP with the title".

That of course means he will again miss out on riding with the #1, as happened when he moved up to Moto2 after his 125cc title, but that does not phase the teenager: “93 is my number and is the one I like to wear.”

Marquez will make his MotoGP debut at the post-race Valencia test on November 13-14.

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October 29, 2012 11:30 AM

Marc Marquez is very fast. He's not afraid of a battle. He is growing up both physically and mentally. He is no mug either. He can walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk. With the established stars in their late 20's, some in their 30's, this kid is the future of MotoGP.


October 29, 2012 8:09 PM

Will probably podium next season may even win one, but one thing for sure will find it a hell of a lot harder to employ some of his more dubious racing tactics against the likes of Lorenzo and Rossi.

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