Full name: Alex Márquez Alent
Date of birth: 23rd April 1996
Place of birth: Cervera, España
Height: 1.79 m
Weight: 64 kg
Hobbies: Paddle tennis, mountain bike
Born on 23rd April 1996 in Cervera, in the cradle of a motorcycling family, Álex would soon follow in the footsteps of his big brother Marc and throw his little legs over a motorcycle. What started as a bit of fun would soon turn into a professional ambition.
Álex began racing in 2004 in the PromoRacc 50cc, moving up through the categories to eventually make his Spanish Championship debut in 2010.
In 2011 he finished runner-up in the CEV and the following season he went one better, claiming the prestigious national title. That season also saw his MotoGP World Championship debut as a wildcard in the Moto3 class, finishing the season with the Ambrosio Racing Team.
In 2013 he became a full-time Grand Prix rider with Team Estrella Galicia 00, taking his first podium at Indianapolis and a first victory soon after at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.
The 2014 season proved to be an unforgettable one for Álex, who scored ten podiums and three victories on his way to the Moto3 World Championship title, which he wrapped up at the final round in Valencia. That success was the springboard to Moto2, as he joined the Marc VDS family and, so far, he has since scored seven podiums and three wins in the intermediate class. With talent, experience, and a taste for victory, Álex’s goal for this season is nothing less than another world title.
- First Grand Prix: Jerez 2012
- First Grand Prix podium: 2013 Indianapolis GP – Second position (Moto3)
- First Grand Prix win: 2014 Catalunya GP (Moto3)
- Wins: 7 (4 in Moto3 and 3 in Moto2)
- Podiums: 28 (15 in Moto3 and 13 in Moto2)
- World Championship wins: 2014 in Moto3
Riding style: Smooth.
Corners: I always prefer right-handers.
Rider of note: Marc, because I see him at home, how he trains and prepares and the passion with which he does everything.
Favourite circuit: Brno, because it is a circuit I have always gone well at.
Favourite corner: Turn 1 at Montmeló.
Best race: Valencia 2014. It is the race when I won the Moto3 World Championship.
Superstitions or habits: I always get on the bike from the right side and I always put my left glove on first.
Personal motto: Train hard to enjoy riding.
Season objective: Moto2 World Champion.
Tools to achieve it: My team and the people around me.