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Home town party for MotoGP champion Marquez

"These fans are not only there for me in the good times, they are also there in the bad times"
As has become something of a tradition, Marc Marquez celebrated his latest MotoGP title with a victory party in his home town of Cervera.

After starting the day at the Town Hall, the Repsol Honda rider enjoyed a parade of Cervera, accompanied by his team, before addressing thousands of fans.

"I am very grateful to all the people who have come here today, once again, to celebrate in this great party," Marquez said.

"Before going to the Valencian Grand Prix, when I was cycling, I had already seen all the streets decked out with flags with my name on, and I began to feel butterflies in my stomach.

"I am very grateful, because these fans are not only there for me in the good times, they are also there in the bad times. It is an honour to receive these shows of affection and to be able to celebrate with all of the people here."

Marquez and team-mate Dani Pedrosa had been due to join Suzuki, Ducati, Aprilia and KTM teams in a private test at Jerez this week.

However a change of plan means they will not be back on their RC213Vs - and new 'big bang' engine - until the official Sepang test at the end of January.

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November 22, 2016 6:48 AM
Last Edited 111 days ago

Who would have guessed at the start of 2016 that MM, the guy who had a dismal 2015 WC showing, finishing 3rd overall and who was a full second behind JLo in preseason testing, would win this year’s WC with three races remaining? Nobody that I know of. IMO, the two standout races in 2016 that tipped the scales: MM’s 2nd place at Assen and his masterclass win at Sachsenring. My first memories of MM came from his days riding in Moto2. He appeared to ride like a prodigy. You’d think he was down and out, but he’d come storming back and usually win. Same style of elbow dragging we saw from CS in the class above, only MM liked to bronco ride his bikes. To this day, the words that stick with me most came in 2013 at the Malaysian preseason tests. VR said MM’s elbow dragging style of riding were both strange and funny, but spectacular to watch. Winner now in 3 of 4 premier class WCs. Winner over the best of the best & in certain circumstances when his competitors had better bikes.

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